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# st: RE: graph query

 From "Nick Cox" To Subject st: RE: graph query Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 11:43:04 +0100

```First, know that "stratum" is the singular of "strata".
This piece of Latin will come in very useful during
your statistical career.

Neil Shephard already gave a helpful answer. His
reference to an article by myself in the Stata Journal

2004. Speaking Stata: Graphing categorical and compositional
data. The Stata Journal 2:190-123 (Abstract :
http://ideas.repec.org/a/tsj/stataj/v4y2004i2p190-213.html).

is however a little awry in terms of volume and page numbers,
which should be 4(2): 190-215.

An analogue of your question is easily seen with

. sysuse auto, clear
. tab foreign rep78, row

Two commands that might be useful for you are -catplot-
and -tabplot-, both downloadable from SSC. For example,

. tabplot foreign rep78 , percent(rep78) show(format(%4.1f))

is to my mind a little more interesting than more
conventional bar charts.

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

Lukar Thornton sent an HTML message, contrary
to Statalist protocol. Here is the plain text:

I have some data that I would like to fit onto a single graph (see below)

I want a vertical bar graph with the ffintake_ord categories along the
x-axis with 3 vertical lines for each category to represent the percentages
for each strata.

Is this possible and if so how do I do it?

|           ffintake_ord
Strata |         0          1          2 |     Total
-----------+---------------------------------+----------
1 |       523        284         61 |       868
|     60.25      32.72       7.03 |    100.00
-----------+---------------------------------+----------
2 |       495        281         80 |       856
|     57.83      32.83       9.35 |    100.00
-----------+---------------------------------+----------
3 |       359        256         96 |       711
|     50.49      36.01      13.50 |    100.00
-----------+---------------------------------+----------
Total |     1,377        821        237 |     2,435
|     56.55      33.72       9.73 |    100.00

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