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st: RE: Formatting dates on a graph bar label

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: Formatting dates on a graph bar label
Date   Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:41:50 +0100

The best I can suggest is something like 

. graph bar mpg, over(rep78, relabel(1 "1/1/11"))

I was going to say that we need a suboption, namely 

... over(, label(format()))

But you can call up such a suboption; it is just ignored. 

You could -generate- the -over()- variable as a string, but then it wouldn't sort as you would want, e.g. "2/1/11" would sort after "11/1/11"


I feel stuck as my graph always displays the actual Stata numbers for the date no matter how I specify the label.

First I did:

generate datenumber = date(date, "DMY")
format datenumber %td


graph hbar v1 v2 v3, over(datenumber)

The label won't change to something like 01/01/2011, no matter how I play around in the graph editor.

Is this enough information (using Stata 11.2)? I reckon it's a simple problem.

Everywhere else the behaviour is as specified in the help file on date and times.

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