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Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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"'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: RE: x axis forest plot |

Date |
Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:06:27 +0100 |

I have never used -metan-. But it seems that you are instructing the program to put the text "0" against the number . (missing). -graph- is complaining about that. I can simulate that error . sysuse auto (1978 Automobile Data) . scatter mpg weight, xla(2000 "big" . "very big") invalid label specifier, : 2000 "big" . "very big": r(198); but I can't say whether this is a consequence of your data or of -metan-. But people who use -metan- now have more evidence. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Vincent de Jonge 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. Vincent de Jonge > I did a meta-analysis on count data using the db > metan command and plotted a forest plot. However, to improve readability > I would like to limit the x axis. This just won't work. I don't know how > to do it. Tried commands like xaxis, xlabel, etc. but always get an > error. 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/

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

**st: RE: x axis forest plot***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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

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