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Re: st: How to vertically align graphs with Stata 12 ?

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: How to vertically align graphs with Stata 12 ?
Date   Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:13:01 +0000

The thread you cite from 2003 concerns graphs from -graph hbar-. In
that case the graphs are rather different from yours given Stata's use
of categorical axes.

As you have results from -line-, meaning -twoway line-, I would expect
-graph combine- to give good results but it may require use of the
-xcommon- option.

In any case you don't give here _any_ exact syntax  that would allow
detailed comment on what you did. You already should have read this
advice at

"Say exactly what you typed and exactly what Stata typed (or did) in
response. N.B. exactly! If you can, reproduce the error with one of
Stata's provided datasets or a simple concocted dataset that you
include in your posting."

Please follow it.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Francesco <> wrote:

> I created 3 (sub)graphs using the -line command, where the x-axis
> represents dates (months, years, etc), and I would like to align them
> vertically.
> That is obtaining one single graphical output that displays one
> (sub)graph per row and with the following important feature : if you
> draw an imaginary vertical line from a particular date of any graph
> you should cut the x-axis of the other graphs at the same date...
> I tried with the -graph combine option, but it does not work properly
> : there is a slight time lag probably due to y-axis labels... so the
> graphs are not perfectly aligned..
> Also I found a thread which basically concludes that it is not obvious
> to do this with Stata in a slightly different context :
> (
> However this post was made in ... 2003 ! I am sure that some
> improvements have been introduced since...
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