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Francesco <cariboupad@gmx.fr> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:43:42 +0100 |

Many thanks Nick, Your -yla(, ang(v)) idea works perfectly! Thanks again, Best, On 13 February 2012 09:37, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks. That is now clear. The easiest way to solve this that I know > is to insist on -yla(, ang(v))- in both graphs. Then you can also add > -fysize()- for both graphs and -xsc(off)- for the first as below. Tune > -fysize()- to choice. > > clear > set obs 200 > egen week = seq(), to(100) block(2) > egen type = seq(), to(2) > gen DUM = runiform() > gen Y = exp(rnormal(1,1)) > line DUM week, scheme(lean1) name(choice, replace) sort yla(, ang(v)) > xsc(off) fysize(45) > twoway (line Y week if type==1,sort lcolor(black)) /// > (line Y week if type==2,sort lcolor(red)) , /// > scheme(lean1) name(graph, replace) legend(off) yla(, ang(v)) fysize(55) > > graph combine choice graph, cols(1) xcommon > > Nick > > On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Francesco <cariboupad@gmx.fr> wrote: > >> I have a panel database that I aggregate using the -collapse function. >> First of all, I generate a dummy variable that I would like to study (DUM) >> >> - gen DUM=variable_of_interest==1 >> >> then I collapse the database by week and type of individuals (2 types, >> identified by the dummy variable TYPE) >> >> -collapse (count) count_Y=Y /// >> (mean) mean_Y=Y /// >> (mean) mean_DUM=DUM /// >> , by(week type) fast >> >> I create the first graph, which requires at leat 10 datapoints per >> week and plots the evolution of the DUM's proportion for type 1 >> individuals >> >> - line mean_DUM week if count_Y>10&`TYPE'==1 , scheme(lean1) >> name(choice, replace) sort >> >> And I would like to plot it against the output Y for the two different types : >> >> -twoway (line mean_Y week if count_Y>10&`TYPE'==1,sort lcolor(black)) >> (line mean_Y week if count_Y>10&`TYPE'==0,sort lcolor(red)) , >> scheme(lean1) name(graph, replace) legend(off) >> >> Therefore I type : >> -graph combine choice graph, cols(1) xcommon >> >> The graph that I obtain is exactly what I want (one graph per row)... >> except for the (important) fact that there is a slight lag in the >> alignment of the x-axis due to (I guess) the difference in length of >> digits between DUM (0.2 for example) and Y (0.002 for example) ... > > >> On 12 February 2012 15:13, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> 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. >>> >>> >>> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Francesco <cariboupad@gmx.fr> 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 : >>>> (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-12/msg00329.html) >>>> >>>> However this post was made in ... 2003 ! I am sure that some >>>> improvements have been introduced since... > > * > * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: How to vertically align graphs with Stata 12 ?***From:*Francesco <cariboupad@gmx.fr>

**Re: st: How to vertically align graphs with Stata 12 ?***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to vertically align graphs with Stata 12 ?***From:*Francesco <cariboupad@gmx.fr>

**Re: st: How to vertically align graphs with Stata 12 ?***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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