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st: AW: AW: AW: RE: RE: ssc catplot control of label of yaxis


From   "Kaulisch, Marc" <kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: AW: AW: RE: RE: ssc catplot control of label of yaxis
Date   Sun, 6 Jun 2010 18:45:43 +0200

Martin,

I got lost with this sentence in h graph hbar
"The over_subopts -- used in over(varname, over_subopts) and, on rare occasion, in
    yvaroptions(over_subopts) -- are"

I haven't interpreted it as oversubopts can stand alone. My Stata experience is not so good to grap the sense of a code in a minute...

Marc

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Martin Weiss
Gesendet: Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010 18:40
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: AW: AW: RE: RE: ssc catplot control of label of yaxis


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You need a certain level of experience to tell that there must be more to the command than meets the eye in its help file. The sentence in -h catplot- "graph_options refers to options of graph bar, graph hbar or graph dot as appropriate.  by() is one useful example." tells you that it is worth investigating. At the same time, you know that Nick`s -program- is a derivative of an existing -graph- command, so you can -trace- the thing and see that it issues a call to a certain official command. Once you know that, you look at the code itself and determine how you can add options to that call...



HTH
Martin

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Kaulisch, Marc
Gesendet: Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010 18:36
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: AW: RE: RE: ssc catplot control of label of yaxis

Martin,

Thanks a lot. Somehow I haven't seen the tree in the forest... I haven't thought that oversubopts can be used as an option on its own...

Every day some more knowledge...and Stata experience...

Marc

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Gesendet: Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010 12:33
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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Marc may also want to take a look at NJC`s statement here:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-07/msg00974.html



HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010 11:39
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: ssc catplot control of label of yaxis


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You can pass -undocumented- "oversubopts" to -ssc d catplot-, though:


***********
sysuse auto, clear
catplot hbar rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) ///  stack asyvars
ylabel(,labsize(vsmall)) ///  legend(span rows(1))
oversubopts(label(labsize(small)))
***********


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kaulisch, Marc
Sent: Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010 11:24
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: ssc catplot control of label of yaxis

Nick,
 
I might be again missing some features or am not carefully enough reading the help files, but I have problems to control labels of the y-axis when I use catplot (ssc) (I would like to avoid to use the graph editor...). I tried several options but I cannot get a solution (besides using the graph editor).
 
My code looks like:
sysuse auto
catplot hbar rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) stack asyvars
ylabel(,labsize(vsmall)) legend(span rows(1))
 
ylabel controls the x-axis labels; but if xlabel spcified:
xlabels(,labsize(vsmall)) not allowed, xaxis1 does not exist

The yvar-option does not work either:
catplot hbar rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) stack asyvars
ylabel(,labsize(vsmall)) legend(span rows(1)) yvar(label(labs(vsmall)))

Thanks for your help again.


Marc

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