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RE: st: How to start a bar graph with a minimum other than 0


From   Andrew Hsiao <ahsiao@newvisions.org>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: How to start a bar graph with a minimum other than 0
Date   Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:28:13 -0400

Thanks. That'll do. I know there are better cheaters than I.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ronan Conroy
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:21 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: How to start a bar graph with a minimum other than 0

On 2011 Lún 31, at 15:24, Andrew Hsiao wrote:

> I was trying to create a bar graph with a set of group means. The differences between the groups are not big numerically but I'd like to highlight the differences. I want to  plot the bars at a value other than 0 (not meant to mislead but to make the point of where they differ).

Then try cheating.

1. Subtract a constant value from each mean (looking at your data, you might subtract 70)

2. On the plot, use bogus labels

ylabel(0 "70" 5 "75" 10 "80" 15 "85 20 "90", angle(0))



Ronán Conroy
rconroy@rcsi.ie
Associate Professor
Division of Population Health Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Beaux Lane House
Dublin 2


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