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RE: st: RE: Formatting a twoway graph with different scaled y axes


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Formatting a twoway graph with different scaled y axes
Date   Mon, 8 Dec 2008 20:14:46 -0000

Other postings have overtaken this. 

I read your post as 6 observations for each quarter. 

It seems you mean 6 observations, one at each quarter, which would be easier. 

The word "each" is treacherous, even to native English speakers, or people in the USA. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

René Geppert

Here you go.

var1   var2    Quarter
.485    28.37    1
.637    25.14    2
1.131  24.62    3
1.364  19.57    4
1.526  3.94      5
1.791  3.56      6


Nick Cox schrieb:
> Please give a minimal example of a relevant dataset. 
>
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
>
> René Geppert
>
> I am using Stata/SE 10 for Windows.
>
> I generated a graph using the following (simplified) code:
>
> . twoway (bar var1 Quarter, yaxis(1) yscale(range(0))) (line var2 
> Quarter, yaxis(2) )
>
> I do so in order to obtain two y-axes (left and right hand side) with a 
> different scale. To format the graph properly I experienced two problems:
> a) Both axes start at their minimum values, which I can fix for the left 
> hand side y-axis using yscale(range(0)), which does not work for the 
> right hand side y-axis for some reason. Why is that and how can I 
> achieve the same effect there?
> b) var 1 and var 2 have 6 observations (at each instance of Quarter). 
> How can I get a label at each instance in the graph for the line and bar 
> plot, respectively? That is, show the observation values for example 
> inside each bar and above the line. The blabel option which one can 
> usually use in a bar graph does not work in the twoway bar version.
>

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