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Re: st: Stata 8 graphics, bar charts (stacked), color of labels

From   Ulrich Kohler <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 8 graphics, bar charts (stacked), color of labels
Date   Thu, 16 Sep 2004 15:53:02 +0200

Derek Wagner, StataCorp wrote:
> Roger Newson wrote:
> > with the -bar(#, bcolor())- option I can only determine the color
> > (and characteristics) of the bars - not of the labels (I am right?).
> > For a dark bar color, for example, I would like to use white labels
> > and vice versa. Is there any way to do that (without using boxes)?
> If you would like dark bars and white labels within the bars, you
> could use the -blabel- option with the -color- suboption.  You will
> also want to put the labels within the bars (instead of on top)
> because a white label would "disappear" on a white background- so
> you could use the -position- suboption for that purpose.  For
> example, your command might look like the following:
> . graph bar x, over(y) blabel(bar, color(white) position(inside))

I think the problem of the original poster (Andreas Stiehler <>) 
was different. He wants to specify different label colors for stacked bars. 
Imagine a stacked bar chart with a lower bar-region in, say, black and and an 
upper bar-region in white. In this case one wants to have white labels in the 
lower bar and black labels for the upper bar. There is a solution with -graph 
twoway bar- (see my posting from yesterday). However this solution seems to 
be a bit complicated, given that on can tackle a similar problem directelly 
with -graph pie-. 


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