# Re: st: -graph twoway- and x-axis positioning

 From "Scott Merryman" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: -graph twoway- and x-axis positioning Date Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:35:21 -0600

```Here is oneway:

scatter y mpg, yline(0, lc(black) lw(thin) ) xscale(off)  ///
|| scatteri 0 10 "10" 0 20 "20" 0 30 "30" 0 40 "40", mlabpos(6)
msymbol(none) mlabsize(*1.25) mlabcolor(black) ///
|| scatteri 0 10 "|" 0 20 "|" 0 30 "|" 0 40 "|", mlabpos(0)
mlabcolor(black) msy(none) legend(off)

Scott

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Stephen P. Jenkins
<stephenj@essex.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> An Excel-using colleague has asked me how to have the x-axis of a
> twoway plot go through zero (or some other number) on the y-axis.
>
> Consider
>        sysuse auto
>        ge y = price - 5000
>        * x-axis below all values (default)
>        scatter y mpg
>        * line through zero; axis labelling and ticks below
>        scatter y mpg, yline(0) xscale(noline)
>        * ? how to force x-axis through zero ?
>
> I've looked through the [G] manual, and searched the Statalist
> archive, but have not yet been able to discover how to do this.  (It's
> not necessarily aesthetically desirable, I know, but I have been
> presented with the 'challenge'.)
>
>
> Stephen
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