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RE: st: Histogram Question About Placement of Bars


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Histogram Question About Placement of Bars
Date   Wed, 6 Oct 2004 17:36:04 +0100

For another take, see 

http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0000SI&topic_id=1&topic=Ask%20E%2eT%2e

If that reference gets mangled, go to 

http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a?topic_id=1

and then find 

"Graphic of the Day: A Single-Number Semi-Table"

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Oleg
> Badunenko, EUV
> Sent: 06 October 2004 17:16
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Histogram Question About Placement of Bars
> 
> 
> Hi Alan,
> 
> 'tw hist' instead of 'hist' should work.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Oleg.
> 
> Alan Neustadtl wrote:
> 
> >I am trying to produce a histogram of a variable with only 
> two possible responses, 1 and 2.  The graphic looks like I 
> intended except for the large gap 
> >between the y-axis and the first bar.  I would like to shift 
> both bars to the left or begin the bars closer to the y-axis.  
> >
> >I have posted a jpeg of the histogram at 
> http://www.bsos.umd.edu/socy/alan/histo.jpg and am using the 
> following code:
> >
> >hist prayer, percent discrete gap(20)                        
>               ///
> >       title("Approve of Supreme Court Decision Prohibiting 
> Requiring the" ///
> >              "Recitation of the Lord's Prayer in Public 
> Schools")         ///
> >       subtitle("(n=1,775)")                                 
>               ///
> >       xlabel(1 "Approve" 2 "Disapprove")                    
>               ///
> >       xtitle("")                                            
>               ///
> >       ylabel(,angle(0))                                     
>               ///
> >       bfcolor(olive_teal) blcolor(teal)                     
>               ///
> >       note("Source: General Social Survey 2000")
> >

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