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Re: st: Regaining control over axis ranges

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Regaining control over axis ranges
Date   Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:39:38 +0000

You don't spell out what does not work, but -?scale()- options don't
omit data. That's the most common misunderstanding among those who
don't read the help carefully.


On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM, annoporci <> wrote:

> I'm trying to shorten the y axis of a graph. I understand it is not always
> straightforward.
> Quoting from "Stata tip 23: Regaining control over axis ranges"
> (
> <Quote>
> "to get a narrower x-axis, we must specify a narrower set of axis labels...
> for example
>    scatter mpg price, xlabel(5000[1000]15000)
> <\Quote>
> I couldn't get it to work, what I'm doing wrong?
> <CODE>
> webuse rates,clear
> tsset date
> graph twoway (tsline dow) (lfit dow date), yscale(range(-250 250))
> ylabel(-250[100]250, grid)
> <\CODE>
> --
> Patrick Toche.
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