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stef salvez <loggyedy@googlemail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Changing the scale of a graph |

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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 18:05:22 +0200 |

Maybe the problem you described bove is similar to mine. I get a lot of white space on the left of the plot Have a look: clear all cd d:\ input str8 (Austria Belgium ) "2/11/08" "07/12/08" "30/11/08" "04/01/09" "28/12/08" "01/02/09" "25/01/09" "01/03/09" "22/02/09" "29/03/09" "22/03/09" "26/04/09" "19/04/09" "24/05/09" "17/05/09" "21/06/09" "14/06/09" "19/07/09" "12/07/09" "16/08/09" "09/08/09" "13/09/09" "06/09/09" "11/10/09" "04/10/09" "08/11/09" "01/11/09" "06/12/09" "29/11/09" "03/01/10" "27/12/09" "31/01/10" "31/01/10" "28/02/10" "28/02/10" "28/03/10" "28/03/10" "25/04/10" "25/04/10" "23/05/10" "23/05/10" "20/06/10" "20/06/10" "18/07/10" "18/07/10" "15/08/10" "15/08/10" "12/09/10" "12/09/10" "10/10/10" "10/10/10" "07/11/10" "07/11/10" "05/12/10" "05/12/10" "02/01/11" "01/01/11" "30/01/11" "30/01/11" "27/02/11" "27/02/11" "27/03/11" "27/03/11" "24/04/11" "24/04/11" "22/05/11" "22/05/11" "19/06/11" "19/06/11" "17/07/11" "17/07/11" "14/08/11" "14/08/11" "11/09/11" "11/09/11" "09/10/11" "09/10/11" "06/11/11" end gen dAustria = date(Austria, "DM20Y") gen dBelgium = date(Belgium, "DM20Y") gen dA2 = dAustria - dAustria[_n-1] gen dB2 = dBelgium - dBelgium[_n-1] gen Aus= 10 gen Bel = 9 gen t10 = (dAustria + dAustria[_n-1]) / 2 gen t9 = (dBelgium + dBelgium[_n-1]) / 2 scatter Aus dAustria, xsize(20) ysize(8)|| scatter Bel dBelgium || // scatter Aus t10, ms(none) mla(dA2) mlabpos(910) || /// scatter Bel t9 , ms(none) mla(dB2) mlabpos(910) yla(9 "Belgium" 10 "Austria" , ang(h)) xla(, format(%td)) legend(off) On 6/8/12, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote: > Nick-- > Hard to know what the poster means by excessive white space, but > perhaps the desideratum is an approximate 45 degree angle in one of > the series, which can be achieved by many means e.g. by changing the > aspect ratio or the range on the x axis. > > clear > input high low quarter7 > .2958866 .236993 -6 > .2957524 .230218 -5 > .2953402 .2316445 -4 > .3119317 .2338386 -3 > .3281921 .2446502 -2 > .3232706 .2491048 -1 > .3490512 .2641283 0 > end > scatter high low quarter7 > scatter high low quarter7, c(l l) xsize(2) ysize(5) name(aspect) > scatter high low quarter7, c(l l) xla(-15/10) name(xaxis) > > > On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:12 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: >> From this I can do this >> >> clear >> input high low quarter7 >> .2958866 .236993 -6 >> .2957524 .230218 -5 >> .2953402 .2316445 -4 >> .3119317 .2338386 -3 >> .3281921 .2446502 -2 >> .3232706 .2491048 -1 >> .3490512 .2641283 0 >> scatter high low quarter7 >> >> and I can't see any problem with that kind of graph. What am I missing >> about your question may be more obvious to economists. >> >> Nick >> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >> >> sebas nicaise >> >> I have generated a variable that determines the relative quarters to a >> specific event : >> gen byte quarter7=0 if newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-7 if F7.newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-6 if F6.newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-5 if F5.newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-4 if F4.newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-3 if F3.newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-2 if F2.newviol==1 >> replace quarter7=-1 if F.newviol==1 >> >> Subsequently, I computed the median leverageratio for 2 groups (firms in >> competitive and non competitive industries) >> by quarter7, sort : egen float medianleverageratiolow = >> median(leverageratiolow) >> by quarter7, sort : egen float medianleverageratiohigh = >> median(leverageratiohigh) >> >> Subset of data looks like this: >> medianleverageratiohigh medianleverageratiolow quarter7 >> .2334801 .1243232 . >> .2334801 .1243232 -7 >> .2958866 .236993 -6 >> .2957524 .230218 -5 >> .2953402 .2316445 -4 >> .3119317 .2338386 -3 >> .3281921 .2446502 -2 >> .3232706 .2491048 -1 >> .3490512 .2641283 0 >> .2334801 .1243232 . >> .2334801 .1243232 . >> .2334801 .1243232 . >> >> Nick >> >>> Can you give us a subset of your data that can be entered >>> interactively to give us a chance of seeing what you mean? >> >> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM, sebas nicaise <sebasnicaise@hotmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> > That is not what I mean, I want the graph to show the reader the >>> > increase in leverage ratio up to a certain event, with the current >>> > graph this is not clearly visible. >>> > >>> > ---------------------------------------- >>> >> Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:37:08 +0100 >>> >> Subject: Re: st: Changing the scale of a graph >>> >> From: njcoxstata@gmail.com >>> >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>> >> >>> >> If this is a characteristic of the data, I don't understand your >>> >> complaint. If there are values near 0.2, the graph extends to show >>> >> them. >>> >> >>> >> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM, sebas nicaise >>> >> <sebasnicaise@hotmail.com> wrote: >>> >> > Yes the y-axis grid shows the intervals 0.20 0.21 0.22 ... 0.35 but >>> >> > leaves alot of white space at the bottom. Therefore, the scatter >>> >> > looks the same as it did without the ylabel constraint but with >>> >> > different intervals. >>> >> > >>> >> > ---------------------------------------- >>> >> >> Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:16:56 +0100 >>> >> >> Subject: Re: st: Changing the scale of a graph >>> >> >> From: njcoxstata@gmail.com >>> >> >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >>> >> >> >>> >> >> Sounds good then, or is there still a problem? >>> >> >> >>> >> >> Nick >>> >> >> >>> >> >> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM, sebas nicaise >>> >> >> <sebasnicaise@hotmail.com> wrote: >>> >> >> >>> >> >> > I typed the command: scatter medianleverageratiohigh >>> >> >> > medianleverageratiolow quarter7, ylabel(0.20(0.01)0.35) >>> >> >> > >>> >> >> > When I plot the original graph,scatter medianleverageratiohigh >>> >> >> > medianleverageratiolow quarter7, I do not have any outliers. Al >>> >> >> > values(points) are between 0.20 and 0.35. >>> >> >> > >>> >> >> >>> >> >> Nick Cox >>> >> >> >>> >> >> >> You are not giving the Stata command you typed or telling us >>> >> >> >> much about your data. >>> >> >> >> >>> >> >> >> There must be a reason why you get a lot of white space. Most >>> >> >> >> obviously one or more outlier(s) need to be accommodated. As >>> >> >> >> already emphasised in this thread, whatever you do to -ysc()- or >>> >> >> >> -yla()- will not cause data to be omitted. > > * > * 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/

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