The plot request plots Expenditures on the vertical axis, plots DropoutRate on the horizontal axis, and specifies an asterisk as the plotting symbol. The label variable specification ( $ state) in the plot request labels each point on the plot with the name of the corresponding state. HREF= draws a reference line extending from 28.6 on the horizontal axis. The reference line represents the national average.
   plot expenditures*dropoutrate='*' $ state / href=28.6;
   title 'Plot of Dropout Rate and Expenditure Per Pupil';