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

 From roland andersson 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 13:07:28 +0100

```Thank you Nick and Maarten

For solution 1 and 2 will the plotted confidence intervals be correct?
I want to try the solution nr 3. Or maybe just edit the graph
afterwards

I will read the Stata Tip

I first used logscale and plotted the 4 lines in the same graph, but
the results was much better when I used 4 separate graphs and not
using logscale.
Roland

2012/11/16 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>:
> 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
>> 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?
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