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Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated


From   Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated
Date   Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:12:37 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you Michael. That is exactly how I am doing them (using the record) feature. The problem is that I am doing 20 graphs on each of 700 sites and outputting them to a series of reports. To run the recorded routine, I have to display each graph. That is, I can not use the -nodraw- option!!


Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
Statistician 
Oklahoma City, OK


--- On Thu, 6/10/10, Michael N. Mitchell <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Michael N. Mitchell <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:44 PM
> Dear Ricardo
> 
>    This is a complete stumper... I totally
> understand why you are so frustrated.
> 
>    The problem lies with the fact that Stata
> is conceptualizing the left axis as the "x" 
> axis because it is the axis that contains the categorical
> variable. Thus, the -yscale- 
> options impact the bottom axis (with, in this example,
> -weight- and -price-). So, to alter 
> the line, we would need to refer to the -xscale()- , which
> is not a legal thing to refer 
> to. For such graphs, Stata does not permit the -xscale()-
> option.
> 
>    The only way I can figure to do this is
> with the graph editor. I made a little movie of 
> how to do this at
> 
>    http://screencast.com/t/YjhlZGM2MTI
> 
>    If you need to do this for multiple
> graphs, you can use the graph recorder to record 
> this process, and then play back the recorded file against
> other graphs (see -help graph 
> play-).
> 
>    I hope this helps!
> 
> Michael N. Mitchell
> Data Management Using Stata      - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/dmus.html
> A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/vgsg.html
> Stata tidbit of the week     
>    - http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com
> 
> 
> 
> On 2010-06-10 4.59 PM, Ricardo Ovaldia wrote:
> > Thank you Michael. Here is a simplified version of my
> graph which is much more complex:
> >
> > sysuse auto, clear
> > graph hbar   weight price, ysc(off)
> >
> > I want the axis on right side (the base of the bars)
> to be a color other than black (white or clear would work).
> >
> > But the way, I have your book. It is great and
> extremely useful.
> >
> > Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
> > Statistician
> > Oklahoma City, OK
> >
> >
> > --- On Thu, 6/10/10, Michael Mitchell<Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Michael Mitchell<Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>
> >> Subject: Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated
> >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >> Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 5:31 PM
> >> Dear Ricardo
> >>
> >>    I think it would help if you sent the
> Stata command
> >> that you are
> >> issuing, and an example of the desired colors of
> the bars
> >> you want. I
> >> am having trouble figuring out the problem you
> are
> >> encountering.
> >>
> >> Best regards,
> >>
> >> Michael N. Mitchell
> >> Data Management Using Stata      -
> http://www.stata.com/bookstore/dmus.html
> >> A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/vgsg.html
> >> Stata tidbit of the week
> >>     - http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Ricardo
> Ovaldia<ovaldia@yahoo.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> I continue to struggle with trying to change
> the color
> >> of the y-axis of a horizontal bar graph. Although
> this seems
> >> like it should be a pretty basic thing to be able
> to do, I
> >> have not found a satisfactory solution. Note that
> I am not
> >> using the -over()- option.
> >>>
> >>> Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
> >>> Statistician
> >>> Oklahoma City, OK
> >>>
> >>>
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