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st: RE: are box plots limited to one y variable?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: are box plots limited to one y variable?
Date   Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:22:09 -0000

The answer to the question above is No. 

Getting quite you want is a different matter. 

I guess you may need some ad hoc scaling upstream 
of graphing to get it. e.g. find constants a and 
b such that 

a  + b log y

covers the same range as y.  

In addition, 

graph7 y y , xlog oneway twoway box by(category) 

is not what you want, but quite interesting. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of David Airey
> Sent: 07 March 2004 18:50
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: are box plots limited to one y variable?
> 
> 
> I was thinking I would not be able to create a box plot with two y 
> axes. I have a continuous variable with three categories where the 
> variable is skewed. I wanted to make a box plot of the variable by 
> categories on a raw and log scale in the same figure to emphasize the 
> change in shape by category, while still showing a trend in 
> medians by 
> category. It's not possible to display have two axes with boxes as in 
> twoway graphs?
> 
> -Dave
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