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# Re: st: RE: Axis with scatter plots

 From Andrew Stoddart To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: RE: Axis with scatter plots Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:03:47 +0000

```Many thanks Nick,

that certainly explains a lot.

Andy

Quoting Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:47:11 +0000:

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```This is asked quite frequently. The short answer is No.

Stata's bias is that this would often produce an awful, awful mess.

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A longer answer is that you can draw your own alternative axis lines using -xli(0)- and -yli(0)-.
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Re-positioning axis ticks, labels and titles would be more work and require at least some degree of fudge.
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If you want the first, but not the second, then this answer will be positive for you. For some more discussion, see
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SJ-9-4 gr0043 . . . . . . . . . . Stata tip 82: Grounds for grids on graphs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox
Q4/09 SJ 9(4):648--651 (no commands)
tip on when a grid within a graph is appropriate

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Andrew Stoddart

Does anyone know if/how it is possible to get the axis of a scatter
plot to appear within the graph when the plotted points cross zero?

Ie:

|
10 |
| x x
-----------x-------------x------
-10 x 0 | x 10
|
-10 |

Rather than

10 |
| x x
0 | x x
| x x
-10 |_____________________________________
-10 0 10

version: stata 12 IC

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