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From |
Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: controling x-axis size in graph hbar. |

Date |
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:24:35 +0100 |

As always, thanks Nick ! I am learning a lot ! 2013/2/22, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: > This is a question about axis label size, not axis size. > > -graph hbar- is a bit unusual in its syntax, but all you need is > documented in the help. There is absolutely no need to look on > Statalist for standard syntax issues. > > Here's the nub of the matter as documented in -help graph bar-: > > "-graph hbar- draws horizontal bar charts. In a horizontal bar chart, > the numerical axis is still called the > y axis...." > > To spell this out. > > 1. As far as -graph hbar- is concerned, the horizontal axis is the y > axis, as that shows the response. This shows numerical values, e.g. > actual values, means, etc. > > 2. Hence y implying response trumps the traditional terminology in > coordinate geometry that y implies the vertical axis. > > 3. A good reason for this is to allow users to change very easily from > -bar- to -hbar-, as _all_ they need to do is change -bar- to -hbar-, > or vice versa. They do not have to change -x- to -y- and -y- to -x- in > reference to titles, labels, scales, etc. > > 4. The other vertical axis is _not_ therefore called the y axis by > -graph hbar-. Nor is it the x-axis. Rather, Stata works with the idea > of a categorical axis. > > But as controlling -label()- within -over()- is not what you want, and > as you should be referring to the y axis, the solution to your problem > is > > ... yla(, labsize(small)) > > Nick > > On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> I want to control for the x-axis size in a hbar command, but after >> looking through many threads, have not been able to figure out the >> solution. I control the y-axis size in the over() option, but what >> about x-axis? >> When I include xlabel() option to control for the size, I get the >> error xaxis1 does not exist. >> I know there must be a solution in various messages but cannot locate. >> Many thanks fro usual help. >> >> graph hbar ag_pergdp edu_pergdp health_pergdp def_pergdp sp_pergdp >> tc_pergdp, over(year, label(labsize(vsmall))) // xlabel(,size(vsmall)) >> > * > * 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/ > -- Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD. Senior Economist, AfDB. a.b.diallo@afdb.org +21671101789 * * 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/

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