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Re: st: AW: axis title options

From   Miranda Kim <>
Subject   Re: st: AW: axis title options
Date   Tue, 02 Feb 2010 12:47:39 +0000

This puts it on the left of the axis with a tick mark. I would rather have it on the right with no tick mark, any clues?
Many thanks for your help,

Nick Cox wrote:
I see your problem.
twoway scatter weight price, by(foreign) ymla(3500 "hello", labsize(*2)
ang(h)) ytitle("")

is one kludge. Nick
Miranda Kim

Thank you Martin and Nick for your responses,

I tried using the orientation sub-option but when producing graphs with a by- option it didn't seem to register and kept it the default
For example:
twoway (scatter weight price), by(foreign) ytitle("hello", orientation(horizontal)) I am unsure where to put the text or subtitle option so it doesn't put it in both graphs, as for example:
twoway (scatter weight price), by(foreign) text(5050 5050 "hello")

Martin Weiss wrote:

I would do the horizontal thing in the code

sysuse auto, clear
twoway (scatter weight price), ytitle(, orientation(horizontal))

and then go into the Graph Editor and change the "Textbox properties"
the y-title, Advanced Tab, Change the x-offset to 30 ( in this
case). You could record the action and -replay()- it later.

Miranda Kim

I am looking for what option to use in a twoway scatterplot (by sex) I

have produced where I would like the y-axis title to be horizontal and

placed on the right hand side of the axis in the plot region just
my scatter points. I have tried angle and ring in the ytitle option
haven't managed to obtain what I want.
PS: I am using Stata 11

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