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


From   Augusto Cadenas <aug.cadenas@gmail.com>
To   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
>>
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