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st: RE: breaking labels into 2 lines

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: breaking labels into 2 lines
Date   Wed, 25 May 2005 20:19:33 +0100

The answer lies in the use of compound double quotes. 
Try something like 

xla(1 `" "first" "group" "' 2 `" "second" "group" "') 

If you think of 


i.e. <left single quote><double quote>

as a left delimiter 



i.e. <double quote><right single quote>

as the corresponding right delimiter, then 
you won't go wrong, given the school algebra-like
rule that delimiters must be matched in pairs. 

I don't know where this is documented either; 
I too would be grateful for a manual or
on-line help pointer, for this reason: if it
isn't documented in at least one of those 
sources, it would be a good candidate for 
a Stata Journal Tip. 

[email protected] 

Cheng, Hsu-Chih
> I have long x labels and would like to break them into 2 or 3 
> lines so I can space categories in a graph.  For example, instead of 
>    first group  second group
> I want to label the x-axis as
>    first      second
>    group      group
> I checked axis_label_options, but couldn't find an answer.  I 
> am sure I must have missed something.  I’d really appreciate 
> it if someone can help.

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