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Re: st: changing the order of graph by?

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   Re: st: changing the order of graph by?
Date   Thu, 19 Aug 2004 16:48:28 +0100

At 15:53 19/08/2004, Jannik Helweg wrote:
Is it possible to change the order of the graph by_option, e.g  the sequence
of left to right of a repeated graph, in which the by variable is a string
variable ?

I am using Stata 8.2, latest update and been unable to find the answer in
the manual.


sysuse nlsw88, clear
graph hbar wage, over(occ, sort(1)) by( union)

Now nonunion is shown left and union shown right- Is it possible to reverse
this order to union left and nonunion right?
I would use the official Stata -encode-, or possibly my own -sencode- (downloadable from SSC), to code your string variable to a labelled numeric variable in the order you want. Then use the numeric variable with the graphics -by()- option.


Roger Newson
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