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Re: st: Labelling axes as percentages


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Labelling axes as percentages
Date   Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:52:59 +0100

I have suggested previously to StataCorp that percent[age]
presentation is a matter for -format-, so that a percent format, say

%2.1p     %2.0p

would map (say) 0.234 or  0.236

to show

23.4%  23%

or

23.6% 24%

But no success yet; we have no such -format- choice.

However, -mylabels- (SSC) has a -suffix()- option but the downside is
that in practice you need to do as much typing as with the direct
solution. The help file has an example showing percents, so I won't
repeat it here.

-mylabels- might be useful in do-files or programs for automating
production of many such graphs, but I do use it interactively.


Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 17 April 2013 10:36, Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie> wrote:
> It seems to me that I could save a certain amount of time if I could replace lines like
>
>         title("Figure 1" "Prevalence of DSM-IV Criterion C symptoms") ///
>         ylabel(0 "0%" 20 "20%"  40 "40%" 60 "60%")
>
> with
>
>         title("Figure 1" "Prevalence of DSM-IV Criterion C symptoms") ///
>         ylabel(0 (20) 60, aspercent)
>
> The wishful-thinking Stata option -aspercent- would label the axes interpreting values as percentages.
>
> Does anyone know a neat way of doing this?
>
> (I am already familiar with Nick's excellent SJ article on plotting on transformed scales (http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0032).
>
>
> Ronán Conroy
> rconroy@rcsi.ie
> Associate Professor
> Division of Population Health Sciences
> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
> Beaux Lane House
> Dublin 2
>
>
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