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RE: st: Thanks, Really! => graph twoway bar horizontal vs. graph hbar


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Thanks, Really! => graph twoway bar horizontal vs. graph hbar
Date   Mon, 6 Mar 2006 15:34:16 -0000

In this particular case, 

relabel(3 "{c 160}" 6 "{c 160}" 9 "{c 160}") 

will also do. 

In general, the distinctions between several  
spaces, a single space and nothing can be 
hard work to maintain in Stata. Sometimes 
a syntax liberality intended to be a feature can turn 
round and bite you. 

But I'm waving my arms, as I have no idea on 
the precise explanation here. 

I did a Stata Tip on inserting special characters, 
not quite the issue here. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Austin Nichols
 
> Oh, okay.  You're welcome.  As for why
>    relabel(3 " " 6 " " 9 " ")
> as a suboption of over() doesn't work, I have no idea.  I agree it
> seems like it should, or the reason why it doesn't should be included
> at the relevant spot the help file. There are other examples of this,
> I believe, in other parts of the -graph- suite of commands, though
> none occur to me at the moment.  The use of characters that "look
> like" spaces where spaces don't work is a handy trick, in several
> contexts--maybe there should be a FAQ (an FAQ?) on special characters
> and their uses...  calling Nick Cox...
> 
> On 3/5/06, Hiroshi Maeda <hmaeda1@uic.edu> wrote:
> > Dear Dr. Nichols,
> > Well, e-mail communication is hard! I was not being clear 
> in my previous
> > note thanking YOU! I understood you first time and tried your
> > suggestions, which worked perfectly (Well, thank you 
> again!). I opted
> > for the -relabel(3 "':di char(160)'"...) solution. So I was 
> not saying
> > your solution did not work. What I tried, but failed, to 
> convey in my
> > previous note was this: before I posted my question, I had tried
> > -relabel(3 " " 6 " " 9 " ")-, which had not worked. You 
> warned in your
> > reply that it would not work. I was merely curious to know why
> > -relabel(3 " " 6 " " 9 " ")- did not work; having read the Graphics
> > manual, I felt it should have worked... Anyway, I 
> understood you first
> > time and thank you. Have a great Sunday. ---Hiroshi

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