Notice: On March 31, it was **announced** that Statalist is moving from an email list to a **forum**. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, **statalist.org** is already up and running.

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

From |
Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000 |

Date |
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:27:57 +0000 |

There are various possible solutions. 1. -replace- the variable with itself multiplied by 100000. 2. -clonevar- the variable ditto. In either case, you will need to change the variable label if you are like me and put units of measurement in variable labels. 3. Stata will accept e.g. -ylabel(42 "foobar")- and so -ylabel(1 "100,000")- etc. 4. A helper command for #3 is -mylabels- (SSC). The principles here apply to nonlinear re-scales too. See SJ-8-1 gr0032 . . . . . . . Stata tip 59: Plotting on any transformed scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox Q1/08 SJ 8(1):142--145 (no commands) tip on how to graph data on a transformed scale Accessible to all at http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0032 Nick On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 7:47 AM, roland andersson <rolandersson@gmail.com> wrote: > I want to make twoway graphs of the trend over time of the incidence > rate of a rare disease by four groups where this disease varies > strongly. In one group the disease has changed from 5 to 10 per > 100,000 live births, in another from 5000 to 10,000 per 100,000 live > births. > I want to do the graphs by(groups). My problem is that the yscale > shows the proportion with lots of decimals, eg 0.00005. I want to > multiply the yscale with 100,000 so that it shows the number per > 100,000 live births instead of the proportion with decimals. How can I > do it? * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000***From:*roland andersson <rolandersson@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000***From:*roland andersson <rolandersson@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000***From:*roland andersson <rolandersson@gmail.com>

- Prev by Date:
**Re: st: manual weighted average variable in panel data set** - Next by Date:
**Re: st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000** - Previous by thread:
**st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000** - Next by thread:
**Re: st: How to change scale of yaxis from proportion with lots of decimals to per 100000** - Index(es):