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


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
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 18:24:32 +0100

You did say that you had written a dialog program, but I did not
register the importance of "dialog". I have never written dialog
programs, so cannot advise.

I know more about ado-file programming, but your last question defeats
me. You say, in effect, given a block of code that I represent by
dots, why is the next line not working?  My only answer is that it
depends on how the local macro 1 is defined within all those dots.
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 24 October 2013 17:45, Song, Lin <Lin.Song@kingcounty.gov> wrote:
> 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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