# Re: st: RE: Decrease range of y axis

 From sjsamuels@gmail.com To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: RE: Decrease range of y axis Date Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:33:11 -0500

```To plot multiple KM curves on the same graph by levels of some factor,
create a separate variable for each with something like:
*******************************************
sts gen surv = s, by(factor)
gen cdf =100*(1-surv)

****************************************************
* Create a separate CDF for each factor level
****************************************************
sort factor outcome
levelsof factor, local(fac_lev)
foreach i of local fac_lev {
gen ydf`i' = cdf if factor==`i'
}

twoway scatter ydf* outcome  if  cdf<= 0.5 , // Add remaining options below
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On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:27 AM, <sjsamuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> --
> The only solution that I've found to this problem is to generate the
> the failure curve (1 - the survival curve), using -sts gen- and then
> to use -twoway- with an -if- clause  to limit the range and  a
> "connect" option to connect the points.
> -Steve
>
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:37 AM, Philip Ryan<philip.ryan@adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
>> sts graph...., .... ylabel(0(.1).5, ang(hor) nogrid).....
>>
>> Phil
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Fiona Bruinsma
>> Sent: Monday, 31 August 2009 10:00 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: Decrease range of y axis
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am creating a graph of a kaplan-meier curve.  The y axis (cumulative
>> probability) ranges from 0.0 to 1.0 however all my values are less than 0.5
>> making the data difficult to see.  I would like to decrease the range of the
>> y axis from 0.0-1.0 to 0.0-0.50.  I have tried yscale but notice in the
>> manual that this can only be used to increase the scale.  I have not been
>> able to find any reference to decreasing the range.
>>
>> The syntax I have been using is as follows:
>>  sts graph, by(tx_cen) failure noorigin ytitle("Cumulative probability of
>> delivery") /*
>>  */ xtitle("Gestation (weeks)") ylabel(,angle(horizontal) nogrid) /*
>>  */ title(" ") /*
>>  */ legend(position(3) ring(0)) legend(col(1)) clpattern("l" "_")
>> legend(region(""))/*
>>  */legend(region(lstyle(none))) graphregion(fcolor(white))
>>
>> Regards,

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Steven Samuels
sjsamuels@gmail.com
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