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SPLITVALLABELS: Stata module to split up value labels for multi-line graph labelling


  • Nick Winter

    () (University of Virginia)

  • Ben Jann

    () (ETH Zurich)


splitvallabels splits the value labels for a variable into multiple chunks, and returns those chunks in a form appropriate for specification as part of a graph command. When the over() variable in, for example, a bar graph has long labels, these labels can overlap each other in the graph. This command breaks up these long labels and packages them in a format appropriate for specification as part of a relabel option. This will create multi-line labels on the graph.

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  • Nick Winter & Ben Jann, 2004. "SPLITVALLABELS: Stata module to split up value labels for multi-line graph labelling," Statistical Software Components S436401, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 14 Aug 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s436401
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