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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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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 23:53:51 -0000 |

I've devoted some time to trying to automate the kind of manipulations needed here without being clear whether the emphasis should on changing the data structure or doing the graphics. (Short answer: You need some of both.) Absent a simple solution that I know of: I'd -collapse- the data -- just as -graph bar- does, temporarily -- and then fool around in the editor to produce a dataset that was amenable to -textbarplot- fron SSC. That may not be practical for your real example, especially if you want to do this repeatedly or for a rather larger dataset. Nick David Radwin 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? At 7:09 PM -0400 3/13/08, Friedrich Huebler wrote: >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 >On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM, David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu> wrote: >> 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? >> * * 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:*David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu>

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

**Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu>

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