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# Re: st: RE: Labeling above the dot in -scatter-

 From Nick Winter <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: RE: Labeling above the dot in -scatter- Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:14:03 -0400

This generates a graph that shows how the labels are arrayed for each clock position:
```
clear
set obs 12
gen pos = _n
gen y = 1 + (_n>6)
gen x = mod(_n-1,6)+1
gen label = "Label"

scatter y x , ///
mlab(lab) mlabv(pos) msym(Oh) msize(huge) ///
|| scatter y x, mlab(pos) mlabpos(0) ///
msym(none) legend(off) ///
ysca(ra(.5 2.5)) xsca(ra(.5 6.5)) ///
ysca(off) xsca(off)

Nick Winter

On 7/31/2012 10:41 AM, Augusto Cadenas wrote:
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```If I change -mlabposition(12)- to -mlabposition(1)- I think I get what you are describing. It looks like -mlabposition- uses the bottom of the words as the position reference rather than the middle of the words.
```
```Thanks, Lance, I think this is a good solution. Still, I don't
understand the logic behind where -mlabposition- places the string.
Does it look at the beginning, the middle, or the end of the string?
Why do -mlabposition(12)- and -mlabposition(1)- yield such different
results? I wonder.

Best, Augusto

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Lance Erickson <[email protected]> wrote:
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```Augusto,

If I change -mlabposition(12)- to -mlabposition(1)- I think I get what you are describing. It looks like -mlabposition- uses the bottom of the words as the position reference rather than the middle of the words.

Best,
Lance
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