# Re: st: creating a difficult graph (not sure what to call it)

 From Ulrich Kohler To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: creating a difficult graph (not sure what to call it) Date Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:42:49 +0100

```Just had a little exchange with Thomas Gschwend about the problem. Thereby we
set up the following Do-File which might further clarify my last posting.
So I send it along:

----------------------------------------trydo.do
clear
input x
1
2
3
4
end

gen y = x
fillin x y
gen n = int(uniform()*100)+1
expand n

graph y x, yline(1.5(1)3.5) xline(1.5(1)3.5) xlab(1(1)4) ylab(1(1)4) /*
*/ jitter(5) xscale(0.5,4.5) yscale(0.5,4.5) border
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> 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?
>
> Steve

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