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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: creating a difficult graph (not sure what to call it) |

Date |
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 09:24:33 -0000 |

Ulrich Kohler > > > I am hoping to create a graph which is an X by Y matrix. > Each cell is > > shaded according to the percentage of observations in > that cell (in some > > sense this is a table in graphical form). Does anyone > have any ideas how > > to approach this in stata? Maybe an example will help: > > > > X is industries, Y is occupations: the graph would look > like this where > > letters represent shadings based on the % in each cell > > > > 1 2 3 4 > > --------------------------------- > > 1 | lllll | lllll | mmm | mmm | > > --------------------------------- > > 2 | dddd | ddd | lllll | mmm | > > --------------------------------- > > 3 | llllll | mmm | llll | ddd | > > --------------------------------- > > 4 | dddd | mmm | dddd | llllll | > > --------------------------------- > > > > Or is the easier to do in excel? > > What is excel? As far as I understand this, you have two > variables (x and y) > with just a few categories. If so, you might try heavy > jittering. Something > like > > . graph y x, yline(0.5(1)4.5) xline(0.5(1)4.5) xlab(1(1)4) > ylab(1(1)4) /* > */ jitter(20) xscale(0,5) yscale(0,5) > > (Fiddle around with the number in jitter. It can be between > up to 30. -help > grtwoway- states that jitter(5) is already large) Like Ulrich, I cannot advise on excel, or even MS Excel. I played with a similar problem a while back; the result was -tabplot-, which is on SSC. It yields a series of bar charts in table form. It doesn't implement shadings; I'm not in favour of using shading to indicate quantities. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**Re: st: creating a difficult graph (not sure what to call it)***From:*Ulrich Kohler <suli.kohler@web.de>

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