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Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu> |

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

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Re: st: placing two textboxes in a graph on the x-axis |

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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:47:18 +0000 |

<> Maarten already gave a solution, but here's a solution using the textbox() graph option you asked about in your original post (piggybacking on Maarten's code). The tricky part about textbox is tweaking the x-y coordinate placement of the boxes. You can still place them below the axis using negative coordinates. I find that it's easier to stylize textboxes the way I want with shading, text direction, borders, etc, but sometimes it's a pain to get them in just the right spot (especially when your scaling changes -- manually setting the axis helps alleviate this issue). *-------------- begin example ------------------ sysuse nlsw88, clear replace grade = grade - 12 scatter ttl_exp grade , /// text(-2.1 -2.8 "{bf:Favors Treatment}" "more text here", /// orient(horizontal) si(small) justification(center) box ) /// text(-2.1 2.8 "{bf:Favors Control}" "more text here", /// orient(horizontal) si(small) justification(center) box ) /// xtit("Grade Completed", size(small) margin(medlarge)) *---------------- end example -------------------- - Eric __ Eric A. Booth Public Policy Research Institute Texas A&M University ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu +979.845.6754 On Aug 27, 2011, at 9:36 AM, Ariel Linden, DrPH wrote: > Maarten, you are fantastic! This is exactly what I needed! I didn't even > know about xmlabel. > > Thanks for your help! > > Ariel > > Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:02:38 +0200 > From: Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: st: placing two textboxes in a graph on the x-axis > > On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM, Ariel Linden, DrPH wrote: >> I would like to place 2 textboxes on the x-axis of a graph (one to the > right >> and one to left of the center point 0 where the xlabel would go) that says >> "benefits treatment" and "benefits controls" (as you'd see in a forest >> plot). > > What about this? > > *-------------- begin example ------------------ > sysuse nlsw88, clear > replace grade = grade - 12 > > scatter ttl_exp grade , /// > xmlab(-2.5 `""benefits" "treatment""' /// > 2.5 `""benefits" "controls""', /// > noticks labsize(medium) ) > *---------------- end example -------------------- > (For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see: > http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq ) > > Hope this helps, > Maarten > > * > * 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/ * * 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**:**re: Re: st: placing two textboxes in a graph on the x-axis***From:*"Ariel Linden, DrPH" <ariel.linden@gmail.com>

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