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


From   "Data Analytics Corp." <walt@dataanalyticscorp.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: any simpler way to add text to a graph
Date   Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:04:27 -0400

Hi,

It never fails - send an email asking for help on something and then you'll find it yourself somewhere. I found the notick option while poking around in the graph manual. So no problem with that one. I'll look at graph dot for my purpose.

Thanks,

Walt

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On 4/13/2011 10:01 AM, Nick Cox wrote:
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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