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Re: st: RE: Automatically changing -ylabel()- values using -graph-

From   Nick Winter <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: RE: Automatically changing -ylabel()- values using -graph-
Date   Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:55:56 -0400

Indeed -- Nick Cox's program is more general, so will deal with this as well as other similar problems.

My point here was to show that with a little (moderate amount?) of Stata programming, you can automate tiresome repetitive tasks involved in generating commands that you then issue to Stata. So this program ain't much, but I find myself writing things like it all the time when I've got a repetitive analysis task.


At 07:58 PM 6/6/2005, you wrote:

Nick Winter replied:

> If you find yourself doing this a lot, you can use a program to generate
> the label string.  Something like this:
> program faclbl, rclass
>          syntax anything(name=numlist id="Label List") , ///
>                  [ Factor(int 100) local(string) ]
>          numlist "`numlist'"
>          foreach v in `r(numlist)' {
>                  local newlbl `"`newlbl' `v' "`=`v'*`factor''""'
>          }
>          return local label `newlbl'
>          if "`local'"!="" c_local `local' `newlbl'
> end
> Then you could type
>   . faclbl -6[2]6 , local(xlab)
>   . graph twoway scatter .... , xlabel(`xlab') ...

Thanks for this, Nick. Let me check out Nick Cox's -mylabels- package
first, then I can try yours and perhaps compare?

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