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RE: st: Labels in spmap


From   "Radwin, David" <dradwin@rti.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Labels in spmap
Date   Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:02:28 -0500

Also, it might not be worth the effort to program, but you could
automate wrapping of labels along the lines of Scott Merryman's example:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-03/msg00778.html. A key
difference would be that you would want probably want to -generate- a
new variable or tempvar.

David
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sergiy Radyakin
> Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 4:08 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Labels in spmap
> 
> Alexis, to simulate two lines labels, one can overlay two scatterplots
> without markers, one having labels above and another below the
> 'imaginary' markers.
> 
> See example here:
> do http://radyakin.org/statalist/2013121601/twolinelabs.do
> 
> produces:
> http://radyakin.org/statalist/2013121601/twolinelabs.png
> 
> Best, Sergiy Radyakin
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Alexis Captanian
<acaptanian@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Statalist,
> >
> > I'm trying to fit labels into regions of a choropleth map, but many
of
> > the labels are spilling out of their respective regions and
> > overlapping with each other. I would like to solve this problem by
> > making some labels appear as two lines, but I do not know how to do
> > this. I'm using spmap in Stata 11.2 on a Mac.
> >
> > For example, instead of:
> >
> > Los Angeles
> >
> > I would like the label to appear:
> >
> > Los
> > Angeles
> >
> > Decreasing the text size did not solve the overlap problem.
> >
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm new to Stata so I
> > apologize if this is extremely elementary. I searched the archives
and
> > other resources but didn't find an answer.
> >
> > Thank you very much,
> > Alexis Captanian
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