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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:33:01 +0000 |

Any confidence intervals will have to be calculated in terms of the variables the graph uses. If they are a factor of 10^5 out, you will notice that! Nick On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM, roland andersson <rolandersson@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 >> <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/

**References**:**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:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@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>

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