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st: RE: control hight of superscript

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: control hight of superscript
Date   Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:15:49 +0100

I've found that the choice of font can make a (to me surprising) difference here. 


Maarten L. Buis

I have been playing with -{sup:}- tag  to display exponents on the
y-axis label. The reason is that I am using a logarithmic scale, 
and I feel that displaying the values in terms of powers of 10 
helps to see the structure of that scale.

Anyhow, when I tried it the exponents appeared too high above the 
10, especially if the graph is displayed in a smaller graph window,
but it seems less severe when maximizing the graph window. This 
behaviour is reproduced in the graph below.

*---------- begin example -----------
sysuse auto, clear

scatter price mpg,            /// 
    yscale(log)               ///
    ylab( 1e3 "10{sup:3}"     ///
          5e3 "5*10{sup:3}"   ///
          1e4 "10{sup:4}"     ///
          5e4 "5*10{sup:4}"   ///
          1e5 "10{sup:5}",    ///
          angle(0) )          ///
*---------- end example ------------

This leads to my question:

Is there a way to control how high the exponent is placed above 
10 (other than changing the window size)?

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