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Re: st: level and distribution plot side by side


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: level and distribution plot side by side
Date   Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:04:04 +0000

That line

 local vallabel =  `"`vallabel'`y' "10{superscript:`x'}" "'

would be better stripped of the = sign. It probably won't bite you
here, but it is bad style. See

SJ-8-4  pr0045  . . . . . . . . Stata tip 70: Beware the evaluating equal sign
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N. J. Cox
        Q4/08   SJ 8(4):586--587                                 (no commands)
        tip explaining the pitfall of losing content in a macro
        because of limits on the length of string expressions

http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=pr0045

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM, annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> Is there a simple way to have the powers of 10 printed as
>>> superscripts rather than as a caret(^)?
>
>
>> Yes; Rense refers to it in the blog entry you cited.
>> Use {sup:#} as explained in -help text- and
>>
>> http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?text
>>
>> Nick
>
>
> Excellent, thanks.
>
> Rense writes "the superscripts end up too far from the other characters" but
> I have not found that, it looks just right for me, perhaps we use different
> fonts or different font sizes:
>
> http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11892364/img/11892364.jpg
>
> For the record, here is the amended code for powers of 10:
>
> local vallabel = ""
>
> forval x = `expmin'(`expstp')`expmax'{
>     local y = 10^`x'
>     local vallabel =  `"`vallabel'`y' "10{superscript:`x'}" "'
> }
>
> where one previously defines, say:
>
>    local expmin = 2
>    local expstp = 1
>    local expmax = 7
>
> The rest of the code is as posted on Rense's blog.
>
>
> --
> Patrick Toche.
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