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st: Rectifying y-axis labels using a tiny .scheme

From   Ronan Conroy <>
To   statalist edu <>
Subject   st: Rectifying y-axis labels using a tiny .scheme
Date   Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:21:51 +0100

For years I have been carefully writing


to ensure that the numbers on the vertical axis of graphs are written horizontally rather than vertically, which is the Stata default. 

Recently I came across Vince Wiggins' presentation on writing your own graph schemes, and lo and behold the answer was there. 

A tiny scheme file (in my case called rcs2color.scheme) as follows

#include s2color
anglestyle vertical_tick     horizontal

This makes just one change to the s2color scheme, and now my axes can be read without twisting my neck.

I can only recommend Vince's presentation:

Ronán Conroy
Associate Professor
Division of Population Health Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Beaux Lane House
Dublin 2

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