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

From   Scott Merryman <>
Subject   Re: st: any simpler way to add text to a graph
Date   Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:44:38 -0500

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:52 AM, Data Analytics Corp.
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

-mlabel()- option?   See -help marker_label_options-

For example:

. sysuse auto,clear
(1978 Automobile Data)

. scatter mpg weight in 1/5, mlabel(make) mlabpos(9) mlabs(*.75)


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