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"Elizabeth Allred" <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: graph hbox |

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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:22:42 -0400 |

Thanks Scott. I see now that hbox and hbar share this odd characteristic--whether the numeric axis is vertical or horizontal it's the "y" axis. It is certainly NOT intuitive. Liz >>> On 6/11/2009 at 4:06 PM, in message <c25482390906111306n74396993t1da139037e215e12@mail.gmail.com>, Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com> wrote: > With -graph hbox- the numerical is still the y-axis. Try > > -graph hbox px, over(nxs) yline(70) ylab(50(20)160)- > > Scott > > > On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Elizabeth Allred > <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu> wrote: >> >> I always seem to have difficulty with Stata graphics. >> >> I'm drawing several box and whiskers plots. I want to mark a critical value > on each plot and I want the axes and tick marks to be the same on all of > them. Given that my grouping variable has 6 categories and the labels are > rather long, hbox(horizontal boxes) rather than box (vertical boxes) gives I > nicer picture. However, I find I am unable to mark a critical value with a > vertical line nor am I able to specify tick marks when I use hbox. >> >> This works fine: >> graph box px, over(nxs) yline(70) ylab(50(20)160) >> >> This does not: >> graph hbox px, over(nxs) xline(70) xlab(50(20)160) >> >> I see absolutely no reason why there shouldn't be "symmetry" in these > commands. >> >> Would somebody suggest a workaround? >> >> Liz >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: graph hbox [with a discursus on intuition]***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: graph hbox***From:*"Elizabeth Allred" <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu>

**Re: st: graph hbox***From:*Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com>

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