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Re: st: histogram with normal distribution modified


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: histogram with normal distribution modified
Date   Sun, 9 Mar 2008 23:06:33 +0000 (GMT)

The relevant helpfiles may not have been immediately obvious from the
example. They are: 
help histogram
help addplot option
help twoway function
help normalden (I used the old fashioned -normden- function, my bad)

-- Maarten

--- Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> --- Ana Gabriela Guerrero Serdan <ag_guerreroserdan@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Sorry, my mean (not median) is -1 so I want a
> > hypothetical normal distribution to be centered around
> > 0 not -1. The reason is that I would like to compare
> > the distribution of my sample to a hypothetical
> > distribution.  So I want to plot both distributions in
> > the histogram. 
> 
> What about this:
> 
> *-------------------- begin example ------------------------
> sysuse auto, clear
> sum mpg
> local sd = r(sd)
> hist mpg,                                              ///
>    plot(function y = normden(x,30,`sd'), range(12 41)) ///
>    legend(order(1 "density"                            ///
>                 2 "theoretical" "normal"))
> *-------------------- end example --------------------------
> (For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see
> http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/stata/exampleFAQ.html )
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
> 
> 
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Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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