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Re: st: AW: RE: Caption on a bar graph


From   Dorothy Bridges <dbstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: RE: Caption on a bar graph
Date   Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:11:05 -0400

Thanks for looking into this.  When I say "on top of," I mean that the
text appears on the same line as the category axis labels ... that is,
they overlap.  In Nick's example, it would be as if the "whatever"
line ran into "domestic."   Like Martin, however, I can't create the
problem using the auto dataset.  I'd like to avoid using graph editor
if possible, given that I'll likely have to reproduce this graph later
with different data.  Maybe there's something strange in my long graph
code?  Thanks for your help ...


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
>
>
> To echo Nick`s sentiment, I have now tried for some time to get Stata to
> behave "irrationally" with the -caption-, and have not succeeded, in spite
> of my honest attempts to reproduce the command provided by Dorothy as much
> as possible. As a last resort, she could still drag the thing around in the
> graph editor...
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox
> Gesendet: Montag, 19. Oktober 2009 17:39
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: RE: Caption on a bar graph
>
> I don't understand "underneath (or on top of, I guess)".
>
> It is easier to address problems reproduced with datasets everyone can
> access and stripped of inessentials.
>
> With commands like these:
>
> . sysuse auto
> (1978 Automobile Data)
>
> . graph bar turn trunk , over(foreign) caption(whatever)
>
> . graph bar turn trunk , over(foreign) caption(whatever, pos(12))
>
> . graph bar turn trunk , over(foreign) caption(whatever, pos(12)
> ring(0))
>
> I can move the caption around.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Dorothy Bridges
>
> My caption is appearing underneath (or on top of, I guess) the
> category axis labels on my bar graph.  I can't fathom why (I've tried
> specifying a different ring option, no luck).  My code is as follows:
>
> #delimit;
> graph bar seriesAG-seriesMNF, over(year, label(labsize(medium)))
> percentages stack
> graphregion(fcolor(white) lcolor(white) margin(zero))
> plotregion(fcolor(white) lcolor(white) ilcolor(white))
> title("xxxx",color(black) placement(west) justification(left)
> size(large))
> caption("Sources: xxxx", size(vsmall) placement(west)
> justification(left))
> legend(cols(1) span position(3) stack region(lcolor(white)) title(" ",
> size(small))
> order(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) rowgap(7) keygap(1)
> label(1 "Agriculture") label(2 "Mining, Oil & Gas") label(3
> "Construction")
> label(4 "Wholesale" "& Retail Trade") label(5 "Financial Services")
> label(6 "Other Services") label(7 "Public Administration")
> label(8 "Utilities") label(9 "Transport" "& Communication")
> label(10 "Manufacturing"))
> xsize(7.5) ysize(4.1)
> ytitle("")
> ylabel(0 "0%" 20 "20%" 40 "40%" 60 "60%" 80 "80%" 100
> "100%",glwidth(thin) glcolor(black) angle(horizontal) labsize(medium))
> ;
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