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Re: st: graph hbox


From   "Elizabeth Allred" <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: graph hbox
Date   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
>>
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