Monday, March 06, 2006

RE: st: Thanks, Really! => graph twoway bar horizontal vs. graph hbar

In this particular case,

relabel(3 "{c 160}" 6 "{c 160}" 9 "{c 160}")

will also do.

In general, the distinctions between several spaces, a single space and nothing can be hard work to maintain in Stata. Sometimes a syntax liberality intended to be a feature can turn round and bite you.

But I'm waving my arms, as I have no idea on the precise explanation here.

I did a Stata Tip on inserting special characters, not quite the issue here.

Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Austin Nichols > Oh, okay. You're welcome. As for why > relabel(3 " " 6 " " 9 " ") > as a suboption of over() doesn't work, I have no idea. I agree it > seems like it should, or the reason why it doesn't should be included > at the relevant spot the help file. There are other examples of this, > I believe, in other parts of the -graph- suite of commands, though > none occur to me at the moment. The use of characters that "look > like" spaces where spaces don't work is a handy trick, in several > contexts--maybe there should be a FAQ (an FAQ?) on special characters > and their uses... calling Nick Cox... > > On 3/5/06, Hiroshi Maeda <hmaeda1@uic.edu> wrote: > > Dear Dr. Nichols, > > Well, e-mail communication is hard! I was not being clear > in my previous > > note thanking YOU! I understood you first time and tried your > > suggestions, which worked perfectly (Well, thank you > again!). I opted > > for the -relabel(3 "':di char(160)'"...) solution. So I was > not saying > > your solution did not work. What I tried, but failed, to > convey in my > > previous note was this: before I posted my question, I had tried > > -relabel(3 " " 6 " " 9 " ")-, which had not worked. You > warned in your > > reply that it would not work. I was merely curious to know why > > -relabel(3 " " 6 " " 9 " ")- did not work; having read the Graphics > > manual, I felt it should have worked... Anyway, I > understood you first > > time and thank you. Have a great Sunday. ---Hiroshi

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