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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 18:03:49 +0000

Hi Nick,

I actually copied Sergiy's commands and double checked the quotes.  Now I'm copying them back.


local mytitle "`: variable label `1''"
display `"label of `1' is `mytitle'"'

So this does not seem to be due to unbalanced quotes.

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 10:57 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: How to show variable label in a graph title

At a rough guess, your quotation marks weren't balanced, i.e. you didn't copy Sergiy's code exactly.

The check is that quotes match in pairs just as do parentheses, brackets and braces in elementary algebra, namely

` '
or

" "

or

`" "'



Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 24 October 2013 18:41, Song, Lin <Lin.Song@kingcounty.gov> wrote:
> Hi Sergiy,
>
> I tried your codes.  At the display line, I got an error message:
>
> label of obese is
> too few quotes
> r(132);
>
> Here "obese" is my `1' variable.  I double checked the quotes (" and `) and they are balanced on both sides in both command lines.  Why does it say "too few quotes"?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Lin
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sergiy 
> Radyakin
> Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:59 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: How to show variable label in a graph title
>
> Lin, try this:
>
> local mytitle "`: variable label `1''"
> display `"label of `1' is `mytitle'"'
> twoway (bar percent demoseq, color(green)) (rcap upper_ci lower_ci 
> demoseq), title(`"`mytitle"')
>
> Does it work? and do you see the title displayed?
>
> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM, 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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