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Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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"'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: Changing the scale of a graph |

Date |
Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:43:32 +0100 |

The problem may look similar, but I think the explanation is different. Stata is showing dates 30nov2007 13apr2009 26aug2010 8jan2012 on the x axis. So why is it doing that? . di d(30nov2007) 17500 . di d(13apr2009) 18000 . di d(26aug2010) 18500 . di d(8jan2012) 19000 shows that these are dates 17500(500)19000 and so understandable default choices. Better choices for you might be 1jan2009 ... 1jan2011. So you can go (e.g.) xla(`=mdy(1,1,2009)' `=mdy(1,1,2010)' `=mdy(1,1,2011)', format(%td)) See also SJ-7-4 gr0030 . Stata tip 55: Better axis labeling for time points/intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox Q4/07 SJ 7(4):590--592 (no commands) tip on labeling graphs for time points and time intervals http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0030 Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk stef salvez 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) * * 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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**Re: st: Changing the scale of a graph***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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**Re: st: Changing the scale of a graph***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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