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Re: st: several gr hbar but wants bar of same size |

Date |
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:04:07 +0000 |

scott thanks for your reply and suggestion.

i think one way to be clearer is for me to give more information. here's a sample of the data:

tests noof pos timetest

bb 3 4.96 sysa

hh 4 4.98 sysa

ss 6 4.56 sysa

uu 7 21.33 sysa

zz 5 145.19 sysa

a4 5 37.69 sysa

a5 4 9.98 sysa

a6 7 6.85 sysa

a7 5 15.71 sysa

a8 4 7.02 sysa

a9 5 4.81 sysa

b1 7 4.61 sysa

d1 9 12.51 sysa

e1 3 4.75 sysa

f1 12 6.96 sysa

g1 4 6.95 sysa

m3 11 7.32 sysa

n1 7 5.69 sysa

r1 7 3.93 sysa

aa 5 6.70 sysb

dd 4 4.25 sysb

ii 5 3.95 sysb

jj 5 4.26 sysb

kk 14 3.14 sysb

oo 5 5.68 sysb

pp 5 2.90 sysb

ss 6 3.71 sysb

uu 7 5.48 sysb

b6 7 3.52 sysb

d1 17 28.71 sysb

e1 5 7.23 sysb

f1 12 4.59 sysb

g1 4 5.63 sysb

h1 28 4.96 sysb

i1 15 4.60 sysb

j1 3 6.50 sysb

l1 4 7.79 sysb

l2 4 4.88 sysb

m1 11 3.96 sysb

m2 11 4.96 sysb

n2 7 3.76 sysb

o1 3 4.39 sysb

o4 4 5.10 sysb

o5 12 3.25 sysb

q1 7 3.54 sysb

cc 12 9.77 sysx

nn 9 7.26 sysx

uu 7 6.98 sysx

yy 3 7.03 sysx

b2 6 4.21 sysx

d1 10 6.31 sysx

j1 5 6.49 sysx

o3 3 9.08 sysx

o6 7 3.77 sysx

q2 7 3.81 sysx

ee 12 30.95 sysz

kk 10 3.33 sysz

ll 5 4.53 sysz

qq 9 4.17 sysz

rr 6 3.73 sysz

uu 7 4.83 sysz

yy 3 4.86 sysz

a3 3 5.69 sysz

b3 5 4.62 sysz

d1 33 10.30 sysz

j1 11 6.20 sysz

k1 3 4.62 sysz

k1 3 4.69 sysz

l1 4 4.64 sysz

n3 3 6.39 sysz

o2 6 4.65 sysz

o8 7 3.46 sysz

p1 4 9.66 sysz

q2 7 3.13 sysz

s1 12 4.71 sysz

ff 12 6.09 sysk

gg 6 38.33 sysk

nn 9 4.24 sysk

a1 4 8.76 sysk

c1 5 18.41 sysk

j1 5 4.06 sysk

o7 7 4.38 sysk

ff 12 9.35 sysL

gg 6 30.83 sysL

mm 5 8.40 sysL

nn 9 6.34 sysL

tt 6 4.67 sysL

uu 7 3.81 sysL

a2 8 10.94 sysL

c1 8 6.33 sysL

d1 20 5.85 sysL

j1 5 5.16 sysL

n3 3 5.45 sysL

o2 6 36.70 sysL

o9 7 5.67 sysL

.

.

i want to produce gr hbar ala [G] page 119 for each varlists in timetest, which i can accomplish easy enough, ending up with 6 hbar graphs. naturally, the size of the hbar would be different for each graph. what i want to achieve is these six graphs but with consistent hbar size accross the six graphs. so overall, i would end up with graphs that have the x-axis (horizontal perimeter) of the graph consistent because i am fixing it with ysc(r(0 35)) ylab(0 (5) 35) but that the y-axis (vertical perimeter) of differing lengths depending on obviously on the no. of tests.

scott's suggested approach, while feasible, is not ideal because some of the tests are not applicable to some of the varlists, resulting, if scott's suggested approach was used, redundant gaps in the various graphs. furthermore, there will be more tests and different testtime varlists to be added in the future.

not only i wanted to do the hbar in the way i have described with consistent hbar size, i was hoping that the answer from statalisters would enable me to apply it to creation of consistent gr hbox size, ala [G] page 152, but again with differing y-axis (vertical perimeter) lengths depending on the no. of tests.

down the road, i am want to combine the six graphs (for now) with gr combine so that i have two panels ala [G] page 142 and page 158 respectively but obviously then each column in the respective panels would be of different vertical size.

after going through [G] i am not certain that i wanted is achievable, at least not on stata 8.2 hence the question to statalisters. there might be a 'lateral thinking' solution to achieve what i envisage but at the moment i am drawing blanks.

hope i have made it clearer. all [G] references are of course stata 8.2. again, thank you in advance.

regards,

bw

----Original Message Follows----

From: "Scott Merryman" <scott.merryman@gmail.com>

Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

Subject: Re: st: several gr hbar but wants bar of same size

Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 09:23:17 -0500

On 8/17/07, b. water <barleywater@hotmail.com> wrote:

> dear statalisters,

>

> windows xp pro sp2, stata 8.2,

>

> i am creating a few gr hbar graphs with this syntax:

>

> gr hbar noof if timetest=="varlists", over(test, sort (pos)) ytitle("No. of

> studies") ysc(r(0 35)) ylab(0 (5) 35)

>

> because the varlists are different for each graph, without modifications, i

> ended up with fixed size graphs, but where the bars and axes are squeezed

> (some are difficult to read). i can correct this somewhat with ysize &

> labsize but the results are not aesthetically pleasing because i just could

> not get the right ysize(s) so that i would have consistent relative

> appearances of the e.g. font sizes (of the axes) and the bars. i hope i am

> making sense.

No, or at least not to me.

In the following example:

sysuse auto,clear

graph hbar mpg, over(fore) name(gr1,replace)

graph hbar mpg, over(rep) name(gr2,replace)

you would want the bars in the two graphs to be the same size?

One way would be add empty categories so both graphs had the same

number of categories:

sysuse auto,clear

graph hbar mpg, over(fore) name(gr1,replace)

graph hbar mpg, over(rep) name(gr2,replace)

set obs 77

replace fore = -5 in 75

replace fore = .5 in 76

replace fore = 5 in 77

graph hbar mpg, over(fore, relabel( 1 `"" " " ""' 3 `"" " " ""' 5 `""

" " ""')) ///

name(gr3,replace)

Scott

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