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Augusto Cadenas <aug.cadenas@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: Labeling above the dot in -scatter- |

Date |
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:15:46 +0200 |

Indeed, thanks. In fact, if you add -mlabangle(vertical)- to the graph command as follows: scatter y x , /// mlab(lab) mlabv(pos) msym(Oh) msize(huge) mlabangle(vertical) /// || scatter y x, mlab(pos) mlabpos(0) /// msym(none) legend(off) /// ysca(ra(.5 2.5)) xsca(ra(.5 6.5)) /// ysca(off) xsca(off) you see how much of a difference this makes. With vertical orientation, "1" and "7" deliver qualitatively what "12" and "6" deliver for text with horizontal orientation. "12" and "6" generate a horrible mess with vertically oriented text. Augusto On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Nick Winter <njgwinter@gmail.com> wrote: > This generates a graph that shows how the labels are arrayed for each clock > position: > > clear > set obs 12 > gen pos = _n > gen y = 1 + (_n>6) > gen x = mod(_n-1,6)+1 > gen label = "Label" > > scatter y x , /// > mlab(lab) mlabv(pos) msym(Oh) msize(huge) /// > || scatter y x, mlab(pos) mlabpos(0) /// > msym(none) legend(off) /// > ysca(ra(.5 2.5)) xsca(ra(.5 6.5)) /// > ysca(off) xsca(off) > > > > Nick Winter > > > On 7/31/2012 10:41 AM, Augusto Cadenas wrote: >>> >>> If I change -mlabposition(12)- to -mlabposition(1)- I think I get what >>> you are describing. It looks like -mlabposition- uses the bottom of the >>> words as the position reference rather than the middle of the words. >> >> Thanks, Lance, I think this is a good solution. Still, I don't >> understand the logic behind where -mlabposition- places the string. >> Does it look at the beginning, the middle, or the end of the string? >> Why do -mlabposition(12)- and -mlabposition(1)- yield such different >> results? I wonder. >> >> Best, Augusto >> >> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Lance Erickson <lance_erickson@byu.edu> >> wrote: >>> >>> Augusto, >>> >>> If I change -mlabposition(12)- to -mlabposition(1)- I think I get what >>> you are describing. It looks like -mlabposition- uses the bottom of the >>> words as the position reference rather than the middle of the words. >>> >>> Best, >>> Lance >> >> * >> >> * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-***From:*Augusto Cadenas <aug.cadenas@googlemail.com>

**st: RE: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-***From:*Lance Erickson <lance_erickson@byu.edu>

**Re: st: RE: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-***From:*Augusto Cadenas <aug.cadenas@gmail.com>

**Re: st: RE: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-***From:*Nick Winter <njgwinter@gmail.com>

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