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From |
"Dimitriy V. Masterov" <dvmaster@gmail.com> |

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Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: logarithmic graphing problem |

Date |
Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:57:39 -0400 |

I would like to graph the effect of various variables on two outcomes. My effects data looks like this: outcome1 outcome2 variable -1.236299 -74.97698 one 1.316959 35.64509 two I want to make a scatter plot with outcome2 on the y axis and outcome1 on the x, with variable serving as the label for the points. The problem is that the effects for the two outcomes are clustered around (0,0), so it would be nice to put the data on a log-like scale. The problem is that I have negative and zero effects and I would like to keep the axis labels in dollars. Is there any way of doing this in Stata? You can see the problem I have with the following fake data example (which uses num2words from ssc to generate the variable variable): /* fake data */ #delimit; clear; matrix m = (0,0); matrix sd =(5,10); drawnorm x y, n(100) means(m) sds(sd); gen outcome1=sign(x)*x^2; gen outcome2=sign(y)*y^2; gen l=_n; num2words l, gen(variable); drop l; /* graph */ twoway scatter outcome2 outcome1, xline(0) yline(0) mlab(variable) mlabangle(45); * * 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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