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Re: st: Catplot (ssc) labelsize in scheme? Stata 11


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Catplot (ssc) labelsize in scheme? Stata 11
Date   Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:58:36 +0100

This is I think a question for StataCorp because, as I said earlier,
-catplot- does nothing to the labels.

Exactly how schemes work is for StataCorp, but the principle is that
schemes set defaults, yet commands can override them. That applies to
built-in commands too.

Clearly you can

1. Set an option in -catplot-:

sysuse auto
catplot rep78
catplot rep78, var1opts(label(labsize(large)))

2. Clone -catplot- and set your own default.

3. Use -graph hbar- directly

bysort rep78 : gen frequency = _N
by rep78 : gen tag = _n == 1
graph hbar (asis) frequency if tag, over(rep78, label(labsize(large)))

4. Write your own alternative.

Nick

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Kaulisch, Marc
<kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de> wrote:
>
> I can change the value of gsize label from vsmall or huge, but everytime the labsize in the graph medsmall. My scheme is a modification of s2color.
>
> Changing labsize manually under var2opts works perfectly...
>
> My code uses the following options:
> percent stack asyvars scheme l1title legend and ytitle
> I cannot see why these would intervene into the scheme...
>
> Puzzled...

Nick Cox

> Find
>
> scheme-s2color.scheme
>
> and the line
>
> gsize label medsmall
>
> Nick
>
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:27 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> You are correct in implying that -catplot- just lets -graph hbar | bar
>> | dot- choose defaults for labelsize.
>>
>> Similarly, there is no machinery in -catplot- affecting bar width. In
>> practice, it seems that tuning the gaps is the best way of changing
>> the widths.
>>
>> e.g.
>>
>> sysuse auto
>> catplot rep78
>> catplot rep78, var1opts(gap(0))
>> catplot rep78, var1opts(gap(2))
>>
>> In general, -catplot- is mainly a wrapper that calculates frequencies
>> or percents and then lets -graph- do almost all the work.
>>
>> I've not devoted much time to knowing my way around the scheme files.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Kaulisch, Marc
>> <kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de> wrote:
>>> Nick,
>>>
>>> A similar question to my previous one regarding ciplot (ssc). Everytime I call -catplot- (ssc) the labelsize is medsmall. My programming skills are zero but in the catplot.ado I cannot find a specification of labsize; so in contrast to my earlier question, I think I am able to control the labelsize in a scheme. But where?
>>>
>>> Another way around, would there be a possibility to align actual bar
>>> height/width with labelsize (in catplot)
>>> - Is barwidth working with catplot?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>> Marc
>>>
>>> P.S.: @David Radwin: Thanks for pointing me to the "Visual Guide", but it is in the office and I am far away from it...
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox
>>> Gesendet: Samstag, 8. Oktober 2011 17:27
>>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>> Betreff: Re: st: ciplot (ssc) - change markersymbol
>>>
>>> This isn't anything to do with schemes, because, as you report, whatever your -scheme- choices, -ciplot- would override them.
>>>
>>> Welcome to the world of programming! That is, if you want -ciplot- to default to circles, you need to clone the program and set your own defaults. It's now your program, except in so far as it was mine. You should use a different name.
>>>
>>> Evidently, I preferred -dh- as default marker for myself, at least when -ciplot- was written.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Kaulisch, Marc <kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am really puzzled and cannot solve the problem myself. Drawing
>>>> graph with ciplot (from ssc) I get a diamond as marker
>>>> (independently of scheme used). As I do some graphs with the
>>>> statsby-strategy, where I get a circle as marker, and some with
>>>> ciplot, I would like to get a circle for both types of graphs.
>>>>
>>>> Where do I have to change the markersymbol in my scheme?
>>>> I do not want to extend every -ciplot- command by msymbol(circle).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Marc
>>>>
>>>> P.S.: Is there any good introduction into the customizing schemes?

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