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Re: st: Increase/Decrease Decimal Places without Graph Editor


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Increase/Decrease Decimal Places without Graph Editor
Date   Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:48:03 +0100

There is a -yvarformat()- option. See -help advanced options-.

Nick

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> What documentation suggests that there is a -yformat()- option?  Try
>
> ... yla(, format(%9.1f))
>
> N.B. %9.1f, not 9.1%f. See -help format-.
>
> Nick
>
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Lisa Wang <lhwang0925@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am wondering how I can specify the number of decimals that will show
>> for the x- or y-axes units without having to resort to graph editor to
>> adjust it.
>>
>> For instance, I wanted to do:
>> twoway (scatter var1 var2 if var3>0, sort), xtitle(abc) ytitle(def)
>> note(my notes) yformat(9.1%f)
>>
>> but it always returns option yformat not allowed. OK...If this option
>> is not feasible, how could I make values of the y-axis units always
>> display at least 1 decimal place? Or more generally, how can I ensure
>> that the x- or y-axes display "n" number of decimal places?
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