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# st: RE: Graphing: How to suppress labels on second y axis

 From "McDermaid, Cameron" To Subject st: RE: Graphing: How to suppress labels on second y axis Date Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:34:35 -0400

```Thanks for the suggestions. I'm still learning STATA scripting so my scripts are very literal and somewhat ponderous so tips like there are very helpful.

-cam

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: September 30, 2010 1:04 PM
> To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject: st: RE: RE: RE: Graphing: How to suppress labels on second y
> axis
>
> Two small points. It's a smidgen quicker and shorter to write
>
> sum `lev'normalized, meanonly
> in line plot */
>
> 1. -su, meanonly- despite its name yields the maximum (and some other
> stuff you can ignore). This is discussed at excruciating length in
>
> SJ-7-3  st0135  . . . . . . . . . . . Stata tip 50: Efficient use of
> summarize
>         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N.
> J. Cox
>         Q3/07   SJ 7(3):438--439                                 (no
> commands)
>         tip on using the meanonly option of summarize to more
>         quickly determine the mean and other statistics of a
>         large dataset
>
> 2. The business of putting r(max) in a local, and then reading from the
> local, can be shortened. This has been called "cutting out the middle
> macro".
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> McDermaid, Cameron
>
> I've made a tweak to Nick's suggestion below.  One rationale for using 2
> axes was that the primary Y axis is one scale that can vary with the
> data and the second Y axis is fixed from 0 -1 . Using Nick's suggested
> script below uses the alert's actual value (missing, 1) is plotted on
> the primary Y axis and is often out of scale as to be not easily seen,
> depending on the line graph data.
>
> What I've done is adjust the alert value (1) to the maximum value of the
> data in the line plot then back to 1 once the plot is done.
>
> e.g.
>
> quietly: sum `lev'normalized
> local maxval: display `r(max)'
> value in line plot */
>
> ms(i)
>
> plot loop*/
>
> This seems to be working.  Thanks again to Nick for a kick in the right
> direction.
>
>
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