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st: Re: -graph bar, over()- question and bug report

From   Friedrich Huebler <>
Subject   st: Re: -graph bar, over()- question and bug report
Date   Wed, 13 Aug 2003 08:34:05 -0700 (PDT)

--- Nick Cox <> wrote:
> I was going to suggest moving to -twoway bar- as
> a partial remedy, but Friedrich wants to -stack- bars,
> and I would think that's going to be difficult with
> -twoway bar- (I won't say impossible, just in case
> it can be done).
> However, that in turn raises the question of why you want to stack
> these bars. I assert that stacking is permissible for additive
> quantities, and I would say that life expectancy for
> whites and blacks does not qualify. So are these just data to
> illustrate the Stata graphics problem, or is this what
> you want to do?


The life expectancy data was a bad example to illustrate my problem.
I work with household survey data and want to use stacked bar charts
to show how people move through different stages in life (say,
education, work, and retirement). The -over- category is age cohort
and the y-axis shows the percentage of people in the different
groups. The sum of these percentages is always 100.


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