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RE: st: Formatting questions for metan command


From   "Richard Forshee" <rforshee@umd.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Formatting questions for metan command
Date   Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:45:06 -0500

I should have specified that I am still using Stata 9.2.  

Richard A. Forshee 


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Anders
Alexandersson
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 3:32 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Formatting questions for metan command

Did you try the graph editor in Stata 10?

Anders Alexandersson
andersalex@gmail.com

Richard Forshee <rforshee@umd.edu> wrote:

> I have a quantitative meta-analysis manuscript that is very nearly
accepted
> by a journal.  The editors have requested some technical changes in the
> forest plot that I generated using the terrific "metan" command that is
> available on SSC.  Specifically, they request that leading zeroes be
> included on the x-axis and that the p-value on the I-V overall line be
> listed as p=0.001 instead of the p=0.000 that is generated by the package.
>
> My command is:
>
> metan coef se1, label(namevar=study) second(random) texts(120) ///
> xtitle("Effect Size and 95% Confidence Interval") xlabel(-0.3, 0, 0.3,
0.6)
>
> In a standard twoway graph, I believe it is possible to force the leading
> zero using a format option, e.g., xlabel(, format(%02.1f)).  This does not
> seem to be allowed with metan because when I try it I get an error:
> "Unknown        function        format()".
>
> Any suggestions that would help me to tweak the graph to meet the
> specifications of the editors would be appreciated.
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