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RE: st: How to show variable label in a graph title


From   "Song, Lin" <Lin.Song@kingcounty.gov>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: How to show variable label in a graph title
Date   Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:45:31 +0000

Hi Nick,

I tried your code:

title("`: var label `1''")

However, it still does not work.

If I only have title("`1'"), it would show the variable name.  I also tried to add span,

title("`: var label `1''", span)

but this still does not work.  Nothing shows up for the title.  For the variable I tried, the variable name has 5 letters and the variable label has 15.  So it does not seem to be due to the length of the variable label.

Perhaps this is because the graph command is within a program for a dialog program.

In the dialog program I have:


if main.rb_2l {
	put "rpt2_chi "
	varlist main.var_1
	put " "
	varlist main.var_3
	}

Here, main.var_3 is the the `1' variable.

Then in my "rpt2.chi" ado file, I have

program define rpt2_chi 
	......
	......

	twoway (bar percent demoseq, color(green)) (rcap upper_ci lower_ci demoseq), title("`: var label `1''") 
end

Do you have any idea why this is not working?

Thanks.

Lin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:14 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: How to show variable label in a graph title

We can't explain what you did wrong without sight of code. As the variable here is -percent-, you could just go

title("`: var label percent'")

but if local macro 1 contains the variable name, this should work too:

title("`: var label `1''")

Some minor tricks of the trade can be seen by looking inside -aaplot-
(SSC) and -multqplot- (SJ).
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 24 October 2013 17:08, Song, Lin <Lin.Song@kingcounty.gov> wrote:
> Hi Stata experts,
>
> I'm generating graphs using a dialog program I created.  In the following command, the title is the variable name.  However, I would like the title to be the variable label.
>
> twoway (bar percent demoseq) (rcap upper_ci lower_ci demoseq), 
> title("`1'")  xlab(#29) ylabel(#5) ytitle("percent") legend(off)
>
> I tried using macro to show the variable label for `1' but could not make it work.
>
> Do you have a solution for this?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>
> Lin
>
>
>
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