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From |
Hilde Karlsen <hildekarlsen79@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: change range of axis in bar graph (start counting from 1, not from 0) |

Date |
Mon, 4 Jul 2011 11:51:25 +0200 |

Dear statalist I cannot gain control over the "x-axis" in my bar chart. I have read the manual on -graph bar-, and I see that there really is no 'x-axis' in bar charts, so I figure that what I am trying to do is to change the range of the y-axis. My syntax looks like this: graph hbar (mean) Social if schools <=3, over(gender) over(education) /// blabel(bar,format(%9.2f)) /// ytitle(Mean) /// title(Kompetence gained: Social) /// scheme(s1mono) This syntax results in horisontal bars over gender over education with an axis which ranges from 0 to 4. However, this does not mach how the dependent variable is defined in the data, i.e. ranging from 1 to 5. What I would like is to have the axis beginning to count at 1 and ending at 5. I have read this page < http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0019 > and it seems to do exactly what I want; however, the example given is for a twoway diagram, for which we can speak of an x-axis as well as a y-axis. In this number of the Stata Journal, Nicholas J.G. Winter writes that: "The issue is that the range displayed for an axis depends on the interaction between two sets of options (or their defaults): those that control the axis range explicitly, and those that label the axis. The range can be expanded either by explicitly specifying a longer axis (e.g., with xscale(range(a b))) or by labeling values outside the range of the data." Then he goes on to offer some solutions which I have tried but which does not work on the bar chart, i.e. I have the range expanded to include "5", but I cannot have the axis begin counting from 1; it insists on counting from 0, which means that expanding the range to include 5 in fact produces an axis with 6 values. I have also tried to use the graph editor to fix this; however, it seems the graph editor does not allow one to choose a minimum value higher than zero. (?) Any help on this matter will be highly appreaciated. Best regards, Hilde * * 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/

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