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Re: st: RE: xtline with labels

From   Scott Cunningham <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: RE: xtline with labels
Date   Wed, 6 Sep 2006 13:41:21 -0400

Great - thanks Nick. I'm reading the manual on -encode- and -decode- and it solves in a simple manner things I've been taking the long way around previously. Thanks again. -sc

On Sep 6, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

If your data include only 10 states, then it's
more like

decode id, gen(ID)

forval i = 1/10 {
	local label = ID[`i']
	xtline ... if id == `i', subtitle("`label'")


forval i = 1/10 {
	xtline ... if id == `i', subtitle("`= ID[`i']'")

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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: 06 September 2006 18:23
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: st: RE: xtline with labels

Thanks Nick.  -ecode- and -decode- are new to me.  I'm looking it up

10 states - I'm only looking at 10 states right now.


On Sep 6, 2006, at 1:18 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

First off, you need to read up some basics on -encode-
and -decode-.

I know of 50 U.S. states, so I am not clear how you get
10 different graphs with 10 different states on each.
I guess 10 different graphs with 5 states on each.

First, you have to set up your grouping in advance.

Let a variable -group- indicate each subset of states.
Set it up so that the values run from 1 to 10.

A minimal recipe which you will want to complicate is

decode id, generate(ID)

forval i = 1/10 {
	levelsof ID, local(IDS) clean
	xtline sexratio if group == `i', subtitle("`IDS'")

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Scott Cunningham

I have a small dataset containing the ratios of men to women for
blacks and whites at the United States level that varies by age.  I
want to use -xtline- to create 10 different graphs, with
the name of
10 different U.S. states above each graph.  The data is tsset as:

. tsset id age

where "id" is a numerical identifier of a United States state
and age
is the sex ratio for that state at different ages.  I've
labeled the
values of "id" using "label define idlbl # [name]" so that
each value
has its accompany US State.  Is there a way to cause xtline
to report
the names of each state used to create each independent sex ratio?
Because, when I do this:

. xtline sexratio

it reports a number above each graph.
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