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Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
RE: st: RE: graph bar labels |

Date |
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 10:51:26 -0800 (PST) |

Thank you Nick. Actualy what I was trying to do is very simple (I thought). Useing the auto data. I collapse to get percentages and totals by -rep78- using: .collapse (mean) percent=foreign (count) total=foreign,by(rep78) This yields: rep78 percent total 1. 1 0 2 2. 2 0 8 3. 3 .1 30 4. 4 .5 18 5. 5 .818182 11 6. . .2 5 Note that these are the six bars to be plotted. (actualy only 5) I can graph using: . graph bar percent, over( rep78) But I want the variable -total- on on top of each graph. Ricardo. --- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > Obviously you are a discriminating person > you knows exactly what you want from Stata. > Sooner or later you will have to become > a programmer. > > I am not quite clear how your percents > are to be calculated, over all the values > or within each group. > > Here is one way for the first case. You know that > there are > 69 values for which -foreign- and -rep78- > are not missing. You ask for a -catplot- > showing frequency. But you fix the y axis > so that it shows percent. A tool for > doing this is -mylabels- from SSC. > > . mylabels 0(10)40, myscale(@ * .69) local(la) > 0 "0" 6.9 "10" 13.8 "20" 20.7 "30" 27.6 "40" > > . catplot bar rep78 foreign, blabel(bar, > position(outside)) yla(`la') ytitle(percent) > > So, for example, the label "40" appears at > where 27.6 would be shown on the frequency > scale, because 40% of 69 is 27.6. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On > Behalf Of Ricardo > > Ovaldia > > Sent: 10 November 2005 18:08 > > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > > Subject: Re: st: RE: graph bar labels > > > > > > Not exactly, Nick. I basicaly plooting one > variable > > (percetage) over -rep78-, but will like the total > > number of observations that when into calculating > each > > percentage on top of each bar. > > > > Thank you, > > Ricardo. > > > > --- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > > > > > There may be an official Stata solution, but > what > > > I would recommend is that you try -catplot- from > > > SSC. > > > -catplot- appeared early in the life of Stata 8 > > > given > > > the discovery that -graph bar- is not that good > at > > > counting. > > > > > > . catplot bar rep78 foreign, blabel(bar, > > > position(outside)) > > > > > > Is that what you want? > > > > > > Nick > > > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > > > > > Ricardo Ovaldia > > > > > > > I will like to place the number of observation > on > > > top > > > > of each bar. For example, using the auto > data: > > > > . sysuse auto, clear > > > > . collapse (mean) foreign (count) > > > > total=foreign,by(rep78) > > > > . graph bar foreign, over( rep78) > > > > > > > > What I want is the number in the variable > -total- > > > on > > > > top of the corresonding graph. I have not > been > > > able > > > > to do this and -blabel()- does not help. > > > > > > * > > > * For searches and help try: > > > * > > > > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > > > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > > > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > > > > > > > Ricardo Ovaldia, MS > > Statistician > > Oklahoma City, OK > > > > > > > > > > __________________________________ > > Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005 > > http://mail.yahoo.com > > * > > * For searches and help try: > > * > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > Ricardo Ovaldia, MS Statistician Oklahoma City, OK __________________________________ Yahoo! FareChase: Search multiple travel sites in one click. http://farechase.yahoo.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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