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Re: st: re: caption on a bar graph


From   Dorothy Bridges <dbstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: caption on a bar graph
Date   Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:15:39 -0400

Thanks, Kit.  Your email helped me solve the problem, by adding a
symysize(0.5) to the legend code.

The problem of the title seemes to be a problem of the display window
only -- when I save the graph as .emf, the saved version includes the
entire title.

Best,
Dorothy

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Christopher Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> <>
> The code that Dorothy provided has two problems---the title is partially
> chopped off above the graph, and the caption collides with the category
> labels.
>
> The problem obviously has to do with the legend. If you comment out the
> legend definition, the default legend works fine. Likewise if you change
> cols(1) to cols(2), the legend is all there and the above problems
> disappear. So what is needed, it seems, is some way to make the
> single-column legend smaller.
>
> In fact this also avoids the problem:
>
> legend(cols(1) span  position(3) /* stack */ region(lcolor(white))  ...
>
> but takes up too much horizontal real estate, perchance.
>
> There is obviously something wrong with the mechanism that figures out how
> tall the graph must be, given the legend. Suppressing the xsize and ysize
> parameters does not help.
>
> Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin   |
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