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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 19:18:53 +0100 |

OK. Quotation marks within the variable label might be one problem. But I am guessing wildly. It's still true that you are showing us program fragments, using datasets we can't check, and yet expecting remote debugging from us. I suspect we're going to need more code and testable examples to have a (much) better chance of helping you. Nick njcoxstata@gmail.com On 24 October 2013 19:03, Song, Lin <Lin.Song@kingcounty.gov> wrote: > 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 >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> * >>>> * 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/ >>> * >>> * 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/ >>> >>> >>> >>> * >>> * 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/ >> * >> * 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/ >> >> >> >> * >> * 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/ > * > * 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/ > > > > * > * 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/ * * 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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