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"Heekyung Hellen Kim" <hekim@mit.edu> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: Changing title with by option ? |

Date |
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:09:47 -0400 |

Wow.. Thank you!! -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Booth Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:49 AM To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Subject: Re: st: Changing title with by option ? <> While creating my previous example, I was trying to use the macro extended function "piece" to break up the value label automatically (rather than having to define each title in a macro manually). This would be increasingly useful if you had a lot more "by" categories & therefore a lot more graphs & title macros to create. I kept getting a syntax error with the extended function, but I got it worked out after I posted. Here's my previous example reworked using the macro extended function: ******************! clear **SETUP: create vars and label vars** set obs 1000 g x = abs(runiform()*100) g y = abs(runiform()*10) g category = 1+int((3-1+1)*runiform()) lab var x "Quantity of X" lab var y "Quantity of Y" **label values** //I added spaces using find/replace to allow the extended function below to find pieces** lab def ll 1 "Mining / Quarrying / Oil&Gas / Extraction / Utilities / Construction / Manufacturing" , modify lab def ll 2 "Extraction / Mining / Construction / Manufacturing / Quarrying / Oil&Gas / Utilities" , modify lab def ll 3 "Oil&Gas / Utilities / Extraction / Mining / Construction / Manufacturing / OTHER", modify label val cat ll ************* ************* qui su categ forval n = `r(min)'/`r(max)' { ***********new************** **create titles by breaking up the value labels into 3 parts** local title`n'a: piece 1 24 of "`:lab ll `n''", nobreak local title`n'b: piece 2 24 of "`:lab ll `n''", nobreak local title`n'c: piece 3 24 of "`:lab ll `n''", nobreak local title`n' ""`title`n'a'" "`title`n'b'" "`title`n'c'"" di `"`title`n''"' ***********new************** scatter y x if category==`n', /// title(`title`n'', size(medsmall)) name(graph`n', replace) graph save graph`n' "graph`n'.gph", replace } graph combine graph1 graph2 graph3, /// rows(1) title("{stSerif:OVERALL TITLE GOES HERE}") note("{bf:Source:} Data source is X") ******************! ~ Eric __ Eric A. Booth Public Policy Research Institute Texas A&M University ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu Office: +979.845.6754 On Jul 15, 2010, at 9:43 AM, Eric Booth wrote: > <> > > Hi > > You can avoid using the graph editor by treating each "by" category as an "if" condition for a separate graph and then using -graph combine- to put them together: > > ******************! > clear > **SETUP: create vars and label vars** > set obs 100 > g x = abs(runiform()*100) > g y = abs(runiform()*10) > g category = 1+int((3-1+1)*runiform()) > lab var x "Quantity of X" > lab var y "Quantity of Y" > > > **label values** > lab def ll 1 "Mining/Quarrying/Oil&Gas/Extraction/Utilities/Construction/Manufacturing" , modify > lab def ll 2 "Extraction/Mining/Construction/Manufacturing/Quarrying/Oil&Gas/Utilities" , modify > lab def ll 3 "Oil&Gas/Utilities/Extraction/Mining/Construction/Manufacturing/OTHER", modify > lab val category ll > la li > > **graph titles** > local title1 ""{bf:Mining/Quarrying/Oil&Gas}" "Extraction/Utilities" "{it:Construction/Manufacturing}"" > local title2 ""{bf:Extraction/Mining/Construction}" "Manufacturing/Quarrying" "{it:Oil&Gas/Utilities}"" > local title3 ""{bf:Oil&Gas/Utilities/Extraction}" "Mining/Construction" "{it:Manufacturing/OTHER}"" > > ************* > ************* > > > //EXAMPLE 1// > ****create graphs & combine**** > qui su categ > forval n = `r(min)'/`r(max)' { > scatter y x if category==`n', /// > title(`title`n'', size(medsmall)) name(graph`n', replace) > graph save graph`n' "graph`n'.gph", replace > } > graph combine graph1 graph2 graph3, /// > rows(1) title("{stSerif:OVERALL TITLE GOES HERE}") note("{bf:Source:} Data source is X") > > > > //EXAMPLE 2// > **Put this info in a text box or note and use shorter titles: > > qui su categ > forval n = `r(min)'/`r(max)' { > scatter y x if category==`n', /// > title({stSerif:Industrial Activities for {bf:Nation `n'}}, size(medsmall)) name(graph`n', replace) /// > text(1 85 `title`n'', orient(horizontal) si(vsmall) justification(center) box ) > graph save graph`n' "graph`n'.gph", replace > } > graph combine graph1 graph2 graph3, /// > rows(1) title("{bf:{stSerif:OVERALL TITLE GOES HERE}}") note("{bf:Source:} Data source is X") > ******************! > > I prefer to have less information than is in your value labels as the title of a graph. I think the information in your value labels is better used in a note, text box, etc; so, I would probably go with something closer to EXAMPLE 2 above. > > ~ Eric > > __ > Eric A. Booth > Public Policy Research Institute > Texas A&M University > ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu > Office: +979.845.6754 > > > > On Jul 15, 2010, at 5:35 AM, Maarten buis wrote: > >> -------------------------- >> Maarten L. Buis >> Institut fuer Soziologie >> Universitaet Tuebingen >> Wilhelmstrasse 36 >> 72074 Tuebingen >> Germany >> >> http://www.maartenbuis.nl >> -------------------------- >> >> >> --- On Thu, 15/7/10, Heekyung Hellen Kim wrote: >>>> My label for category is too long to put in one >>>> line over each graph. Is there any way to appear >>>> in two lines? >>>> >>>> For example, >>>> >>>> Category 1 = Mining/Quarrying/Oil&Gas >>>> Extraction/Utilities/Construction/Manufacturing >> >> --- On Thu, 15/7/10, Maarten buis wrote: >>> Yes, but for titles above each by-graph you will >>> need to use the graph editor: >>> >>> 1. Create your graph with the long titles >>> 2. Open the graph editor, within the graph window >>> go to File, and than to Start Graph Editor. >>> 3. click on the title you want to change >>> 4. enclose each part that you want to appear on a >>> single line in double quotes. So in your case: >>> "Mining/Quarrying/Oil&Gas" "Extraction/Utilities/ >>> Construction/Manufacturing" >> >> I've shown this recommendation in the movie below: >> <http://www.screencast.com/users/maartenbuis/folders/Jing/media/3b2dfbc4-25c 8-49e8-b19e-8f9d8120a738> >> >> Hope this helps, >> Maarten >> >> * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**RE: st: Changing title with by option ?***From:*Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>

**Re: st: Changing title with by option ?***From:*Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>

**Re: st: Changing title with by option ?***From:*Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>

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