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David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar |

Date |
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:33:19 -0700 |

Friedrich,

Thank you for the suggestion. This graph is adequate, but I would like greater control over the spacing between bars as is typically done using the bargap or gap options. The reason would be to emphasize the comparison between college grads and non-college grads.

Is there a way to make the gaps between bars 2 and 3 and between bars 4 and 5 larger than the gaps between bars 1 and 2, bars 3 and 4, and bars 5 and 6?

David

At 7:09 PM -0400 3/13/08, Friedrich Huebler wrote:

David, Here is one solution. . sysuse nlsw88, clear . foreach var of varlist hours wage tenure { sum `var' if collgrad == 0 gen ncg`var' = r(mean) sum `var' if collgrad == 1 gen cg`var' = r(mean) } . keep in 1 . graph hbar ncghours - cgtenure, ascategory Friedrich On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM, David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu> wrote:Dear Stata-listers, I have a question analogous to one I asked last year that was graciously answered by Nick Cox (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-08/msg00934.html). Rather than pose the question outright, I will illustrate with a example comparing college graduates with non-college graduates: . sysuse nlsw88, clear . graph hbar (mean) hours wage tenure, over(collgrad) showyvars give you a graph with the bars in the order, from top to bottom, of: 1. mean hours for non-college grads 2. mean wage for non-college grads 3. mean tenure for non-college grads 4. mean hours for college grads 5. mean wage for college grads 6. mean tenure for college grads But what I actually want is 1. mean hours for non-college grads 2. mean hours for college grads 3. mean wage for non-college grads 4. mean wage for college grads 5. mean tenure for non-college grads 6. mean tenure for college grads Is there a option, user-written program, or set of commands that would produce this graph? David -- David Radwin, Principal Analyst // radwin@berkeley.edu Office of Student Research, University of California, Berkeley* * 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/

-- David Radwin, Principal Analyst // radwin@berkeley.edu Office of Student Research, University of California, Berkeley * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*"Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>

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