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Re: st: level and distribution plot side by side |

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Sun, 06 Jan 2013 14:15:12 +0800 |

I did some more work on "nice numbers" on logarithmic scales about a year ago, but I need to go back and finish it.

Great! Is there a simple way to have the powers of 10 printed as superscripts rather than as a caret(^)? Thanks for the other references, Nick.

He comments that Statalist "is so busy that it is close to worthless if you are not looking for something specific".

I find myself drawn to the Statalist archives all the time. The only thing is that you often need to read several exchanges in the thread and it is

I think Statalist is a really great source of info, both specific and general.

I did some more work on "nice numbers" on logarithmic scales about a year ago, but I need to go back and finish it. A more systematic approach to a related (but not identical) problem is discussed inSJ-8-1 gr0032 . . . . . . . Stata tip 59: Plotting on any transformedscale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N.J. CoxQ1/08 SJ 8(1):142--145 (nocommands)tip on how to graph data on a transformed scale http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0032 and implemented in -mylabels- from SSC.For your time scales, consider different formats for the time variableand alsoSJ-7-4 gr0030 . Stata tip 55: Better axis labeling for timepoints/intervals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N.J. CoxQ4/07 SJ 7(4):590--592 (nocommands)tip on labeling graphs for time points and time intervals http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0030 Nick P.S. I didn't know (or had forgotten) about Rense Corten's blog. He comments that Statalist "is so busy that it is close to worthless if you are not looking for something specific". On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM, annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com> wrote:2) I discovered a very useful piece of code to have the labels of a logplotdisplay powers of 10. It is on Rense Corten's blog (comments off): http://www.rensecorten.dds.nl/index.php/2011/03/labeling-logarithmic-axes-in-stata-graphs/ It's similar to something you wrote on Statalist back in 2003: http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-11/msg00770.html I adapted it to make it a little more systematic, e.g. writing: forval x = `expmin'(`expstp')`expmax'{ instead of say forval x = 2(1)5{ and I have set up some calculations beforehand decide what the values of expmin, expstp, expmax should be, based on the data being graphed.The whole thing could be wrapped into a program (by someone more ablethanme).I hesitate to post my version of the code since the original was notwrittenby me. There isn't an awful lot I can give back to Statalist now, but hopefully some day... Thanks Nick. -- Patrick Toche. Here is an example. sysuse sp500, clear histogram close, horizontal xsc(reverse) normal freq ysc(off) fxsize(20) name(g1, replace) width(10) line close date, ysc(alt) yla(, ang(h)) name(g2, replace) xla(, format(%tddd_Mon)) xtitle("2001") graph combine g1 g2, ycommon imargin(small) However, this example does not imply that I just wrote down these commands. No; this is the cleaned-up version after making numerous small changes. Open a do-file editor with a script once you have commands that work, expect to have to make many tweaks. -name(, replace)- is a crucial detail. Nick On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:See -help graph combine- and then the manual entry. In Stata terms, you combine using graphs from -twoway histogram- and -twoway line-. Nick Patrick Toche <annoporci@gmail.com> wrote:I saw this very nice graph: the main graph area has a twoway line ofsomevery spiky data, in a standard horizontal orientation; immediatelynextto it, on the left-hand side, is a frequency plot displayed sideways. Does anyone have sample code for this sort of display? many thanks. A picture speaks a thousand words: http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11879063/640/11879063.jpg* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

-- Patrick Toche. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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