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Re: st: label one variable using values from another variable when you have nonintegers


From   Felipe Benguria <fb4k@virginia.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: label one variable using values from another variable when you have nonintegers
Date   Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:57:48 -0400

Thank you very much.  That's helpful.     I was not aware that I had
to say where extra commands come from, I will next time.


Felipe


.

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> -labmask- is from SJ. You are asked to say where it comes from.
>
> You can't attach value labels to non-integers.
>
> There are at least three work-arounds:
>
> 1.
>
> gen xaxis2 = round(10* xaxis)
>
> and plot in terms of -xaxis2-.
>
> 2.
>
> Use -mylabels- (SSC) to generate the argument for an -xlabel()- option.
>
> . mylabels 11 14 19 21, myscale(@/10) local(stuff)
> 1.1 "11" 1.4 "14" 1.9 "19" 2.1 "21"
>
> 3. Type in the bottom line above directly.
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Felipe Benguria <fb4k@virginia.edu>
> wrote:
>
> >       I have data that looks like the following and I want to make a
> > graph using yaxis vs xavis data:
> >
> >
> > "yaxis"  "xaxis"    "desired x axis to appear on graph (only as label)"
> >
> > 10          1.1           11
> > 9            1.4           14
> > 12           1.9           19
> > 15           2.1           21
> >
> > Labmask, suggested in other posts, does not work, since I cannot assign
> > a
> > label for the second column using the third column, since the second
> > column
> > has non-integers.
> >
> > I have not been able to find an alternative, and would appreciate your
> > help
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