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From |
Vincent de Jonge <v.dejonge@erasmusmc.nl> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: x axis forest plot |

Date |
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 15:58:23 +0200 |

one of the commands I used was: metan a b c d, label(namevar=Author) by(HQ) random rr xlabel(0,1,5) force with this error: invalid label specifier, : 0 "1" . "0" 0 "1" 1.6094379124341 "5": or metan a b c d, label(namevar=Author) by(HQ) random rr xlabel(0,1,5) invalid label specifier, : 0 "1" . "0" 0 "1" 1.6094379124341 "5": is that of any help? on 07-10-2010 14:48 Nick Cox said the following:

-metan- is a user-written command (SSC).It usually helps and never hurts if you show exact code that you tried.In general with a graphics command you can not omit data points from a graph by truncating the axis scale. You must omit data explicitly e.g. by using -if-.-xaxis()- and -xlabel()- are options, not commands.Nickn.j.cox@durham.ac.ukVincent de JongeI did a meta-analysis on count data using the dbmetan command and plotted a forest plot. However, to improve readabilityI would like to limit the x axis. This just won't work. I don't know howto do it. Tried commands like xaxis, xlabel, etc. but always get anerror. Hope someone can get me the answer.* * 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/

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**References**:**st: x axis forest plot***From:*Vincent de Jonge <v.dejonge@erasmusmc.nl>

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