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st: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-


From   Augusto Cadenas <aug.cadenas@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-
Date   Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:08:51 +0200

Dear all, in a scatter graph that I'm trying to draw, I would like the
label of each observation to appear with vertical text, exactly above
the dot of the scattergram. Unfortunately, if I choose the option
"mlabposition(12)" (which in principle sounds like what I need) the
text is placed on top of (and not above) the scatter dot, slightly to
the left. To make a concrete example:

*** begin code
sysuse auto
keep in 1/10
twoway scatter mpg weight, mlabel(make) mlabposition(12) mlabangle(vertical)
*** end code

This should nicely visualize the problem. If I choose mlabposition(3)
instead, this looks more like what I would like to get. The text
starts exactly at the dot. Now I would like to have something like
this, only moved 90 degrees counter-clockwise to the "12 o'clock"
position. The text, e.g. "Buick..." should begin right above the dot.
Is it possible to get that?

Thanks, Augusto
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