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"Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: dot plot of each point |

Date |
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:13:34 -0500 |

You can also rescale the graph to create more space for the labels along the vertical axis. . graph dot (asis) mpg in 1/50, over(make, label(labsize(*0.7))) xsize(4) ysize(6) Friedrich On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > Yes. You do need to study the help carefully. The y axis is the response > axis, here horizontal. Your problematic labels are on the other axis, > called categorical by Stata. > > Here is an analogue of your problem with the auto data: > > sysuse auto, clear > graph dot (asis) mpg in 1/50, over(make, label(labsize(*0.45))) > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Brent Fulton > > Thanks, Friedrich, I didn't see the -over- option originally. This > worked, > but the state abbreviation labels on the y-axis are too large. I've > tried > ylabel and mlabel but both give errors (see below). Do you have any > recommendations here? > > graph dot men women children, over(state) ylabel(labsize(vsmall)) > error: invalid label specifier, : labsize(vsmall): > > graph dot men women children, over(state) mlabel(labsize(vsmall)) > error: option mlabel() not allowed > > Friedrich Huebler > > See -help graph dot-. > > On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Brent Fulton <fultonb@berkeley.edu> > wrote: > >> I would like to plot 4 points for each of the 50 states, where a state > will >> be labeled with its two-letter abbreviation. I would like to orient > the >> graph so the states are on the vertical axis and the points are > plotted on >> the horizontal axis. (I prefer to just plot points, not bars, because > the >> graph gets too busy.) >> >> I would appreciate your advice on how to do this. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: dot plot of each point***From:*"Brent Fulton" <fultonb@berkeley.edu>

**Re: st: dot plot of each point***From:*"Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>

**RE: st: dot plot of each point***From:*"Brent Fulton" <fultonb@berkeley.edu>

**RE: st: dot plot of each point***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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