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Re: st: Zoom in on subsets of data


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Zoom in on subsets of data
Date   Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:02:44 +0200

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Sharooon wrote:
> I have a graph of a line where a portion of the line takes on very high y values. This makes it difficult when I graph it to see what other patterns are going on since everything else looks like a straight line. Is there an easy way to zoom into the graph to only show say y-values lower than 2,000?

Using a log scale as proposed by Tashi is good advise. Alternatively,
you can just cut-off the axis by using the if condition:

*---------- begin example ----------
sysuse auto

// entire graph
scatter price mpg

// cut off price at 10,000 dollar
scatter price mpg if price < 1e4

// ( I don't want type all the
//   zeros and (mis)count them,
//   so I use 1e4 which means a
//   1 with 4 zeros )
*------------ end example -----------
(For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see:
 http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq )

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
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72074 Tuebingen
Germany


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