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RE: st: location of text/textbox in plot


From   "Cohen, Elan" <cohened@upmc.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: location of text/textbox in plot
Date   Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:12:41 +0000

Thank you.  I've read that article before.  While it explains some of Stata's behavior, it doesn't explain the "choose-a-nice-number routine" (Stata's words, see -help axis_label_options-) which I believe is what I'm after.  I'm creating a couple of dozen plots so manually determining the ranges & labels is not an options.

The way I see it, I either need to understand the choose-a-nice-number routine (it doesn't seem to be public information) so I can extract the "nice" ranges or it would convenient to have -ring()- and -position()- suboptions similar to -legend()-.

- Elan


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 1:58 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: location of text/textbox in plot

This article describes how Stata chooses the x and y ranges:

http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0019

Once you specify the -range- and -label- options of your graph, Stata will not override your values (unless you are asking for too narrow ranges according to your data and labels), and you can place your text in the right place.

_______________________
Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez




On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Cohen, Elan <cohened@upmc.edu> wrote:
> Statalisters,
>
> I'm trying to add text to the upper left of my scatter plot via the -text()- option.  However, because Stata chooses the x and y ranges to be neat, there's no way for me to know exactly what the minimum x value & maximum y value are.  If I simply choose these values from my data, the text box is always closer to the center than I'd like.
>
> Is there a way to obtain this information from Stata?  Alternatively, is there an option to place the textbox in the upper left?
>
> Thank you,
>
> - Elan
>
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> Elan D Cohen, MS
> Center for Research on Health Care Data Center University of 
> Pittsburgh cohened@upmc.edu
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