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"Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com> |

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"Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: Re: re: labeling question |

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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:41:18 +0900 |

Can you add a prefix to the converted-to-string by-variable that allows for its sorting properly? Perhaps something like: clear * set more off input float byvar byte count 1.1 20 2.3 20 4.6 20 10.2 20 end expand count drop count generate float x = runiform() generate float y = runiform() tostring byvar, replace format("%3.1f") force replace byvar = " " + byvar if length(byvar) < 4 graph twoway scatter y x, by(byvar) exit Joseph Coveney David Airey wrote:

I should say also that graph_by doesn't respect the variable format command, although I think it should.I have a variable that is numeric, like: 1.1 2.3 4.6 but about 20 levels to the variable. I want a to use graph_by where the by variable is the above, but I don't want the labels to show the float values. I could _string_ the numeric variable and graph_by that, but then the order is not numeric on the graph. How do I rapidly change a float numeric variable to a labeled numeric variable such that my graph_by is labeled more neatly, and in numeric order?

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