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Re: st: Misaligned labels in dot chart


From   Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Misaligned labels in dot chart
Date   Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:43:38 -0500

The problem with the misaligned labels also occurs with Stata 13.1 but
it can be avoided with -graph combine-.

Friedrich

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
> There was no response from the list and therefore I contacted Stata
> tech support. The problem appears to be caused by a bug in the
> -nofill- option. The solution proposed by Stata tech support is to
> create and combine separate graphs.
>
> sysuse auto
> replace foreign = 1 if rep78==1 | rep78==4
> graph dot (mean) mpg if foreign==0, over(make, label(labsize(tiny)) ///
>   sort(mpg)) over(rep78) nofill title(Domestic) saving(v1, replace)
> graph dot (mean) mpg if foreign==1, over(make, label(labsize(tiny)) ///
>   sort(mpg)) over(rep78) nofill title(Foreign) saving(v2, replace)
> graph combine v1.gph v2.gph
>
> Friedrich
>
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use Stata 12.1 and encountered a problem with misaligned labels in a
>> dot chart. The problem can be demonstrated with the example below.
>>
>> . sysuse auto
>> . graph dot mpg, over(make, label(labsize(tiny)) sort(mpg))
>> over(rep78) by(foreign) nofill name(v1)
>> . replace foreign = 1 if rep78==1 | rep78==4
>> . graph dot mpg, over(make, label(labsize(tiny)) sort(mpg))
>> over(rep78) by(foreign) nofill name(v2)
>>
>> In the second graph, some of the labels are not aligned with the lines
>> that they represent, for example "Cad. Eldorado" on the top left and
>> "Pont. Firebird" on the top right. The problem appears to be related
>> to the gaps in rep78 (between 3 and 5 on the left side and between 1
>> and 3 on the right side) because without such gaps all labels are
>> properly aligned (see first graph).
>>
>> How can I create a graph with properly aligned labels?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Friedrich
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