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RE: st: RE: graph hbox with ylabel(angle())


From   tess stafford <bunnyweeds@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: graph hbox with ylabel(angle())
Date   Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:35:54 -0500

As far as I understand, ylabel for "graph hbox" refers to the x-axis, which is the axis that I am trying to modify.  The angle suboption does seem to work in over(var2,label(angle(45))), but this modifies the y-axis labels and I am trying to modify the x-axis labels.

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> From: SteichT@RJRT.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:23:33 -0500
> Subject: st: RE: graph hbox with ylabel(angle())
>
> The ylabel command for hbar is just label() and is a suboption inside of the over() option:
>
> over(xxx, label(angle(forty_five)))
>
>
> -----------------------------------
> Thomas J. Steichen
> steicht@rjrt.com
> -----------------------------------
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of tess stafford
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 4:11 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: graph hbox with ylabel(angle())
>
> With regards to the "graph hbox" command, I cannot get the suboption "angle()" to work with "ylabel". A simplified version of my code is:
>
> graph hbox var1, over(var2) medtype(cline) medline(lcolor(none)) /*
> */ ylabel(2001.649 "Fa2001" 2002.422 "Sp2002" 2002.649 "Fa2002" 2003.422 "Sp2003",labsize(small) angle(45) grid)
>
> The "labsize()" suboption seems to work fine, but the "angle()" suboption does nothing. When I change the code to "graph box" instead, "angle()" works fine. Similarly, "angle()" works fine for the other axis as in "over(var2,label(angle(45))). I don't understand why it won't work for the ylabel.
>
> Does anyone see anything wrong with my code? If not, is this a glitch in the language? Can we trick it into working? I know I can manually go in and alter the angle of the labels once Stata has generated the graph, but I will likely be making many of
> these graphs over different groups in the data and potentially tweaking different aspects of them so it would be very time consuming to have to continually manually alter them.
>
> I'm using Stata 10/MP, by the way.
>
> Thanks for your help!
> Tess
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