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Re: st: any simpler way to add text to a graph


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: any simpler way to add text to a graph
Date   Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:01:15 +0100

xla(, notick) is mentioned in the help for axis label options.

-graph bar-, -graph hbar-, -graph dot- all by default show means for
categorical variables.

A good way to use the graphics manual is just to flick through looking
at the pictures until you see something you want. Similarly, with
Michael Mitchell's graphics book, which is always being "borrowed"
from me indefinitely by people who find it excellent as a source of
finding commands.

Alternatively, http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/graphics/gph/statagraphs.html

Nick

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Data Analytics Corp.
<walt@dataanalyticscorp.com> wrote:
>
> I created a simple graph that merely plots the means for a variable where
> the means are based on a categorical variable.  I created the means using
> collapse:
>
>    collapse ocs, by(project)
>
> I then added a variable to this data set as
>
>    gen x = 0.5
>
> and created the graph I want as
>
>    scatter ocs x, xline(0.5)
>
> I want to add a label next to each point, the label naming the project.  I
> first added, as an example, text(0.49 0.45 "Project 1", place(w)) to the
> scatter command.  That worked.  But I have 10 projects.  I would have to add
> 10 such text commands.  This is very inefficient.  Is there a better way?
>
> Also, is there a way to NOT display tick marks on the x-axis since they're
> meaningless here?

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