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Re: st: adding info to bar graph

From   Richard Goldstein <>
Subject   Re: st: adding info to bar graph
Date   Wed, 09 Apr 2008 13:26:47 -0400

works great -- thanks Nick


Nick Cox wrote:
Here is an independent stab at the problem:
*! 1.0.0 NJC Statalist 9 April 2008 * varname supplied must be 0, 1
* variable in -over- may be string or numeric program goldbar version 9 syntax varname(numeric) [if] [in] , over(str) [ * ]
quietly { marksample touse count if `touse' if r(N) == 0 error 2000
capture assert `varlist' == 0 | `varlist' == 1 if
`touse' if _rc { di as err "`varlist' contains values other than
exit 498 }
gettoken overvar : over, parse(" ,") capture confirm numeric var `overvar' if _rc { tempvar encoded encode `overvar' if `touse', gen(`encoded') local overvar `encoded' }
levelsof `overvar' if `touse', local(levels) local i = 1 foreach l of local levels { count if `touse' & `varlist' == 1 & `overvar' ==
`l' local num = r(N)
count if `touse' & `overvar' == `l' local den = r(N) local la : label (`overvar') `l' local xla `xla' `i' `" "`la'" "`num'/`den'" "' local ++i }
if strpos("`over'", ",") == 0 local xla , relabel(`xla')

else local xla relabel(`xla') }
graph bar `varlist' if `touse', over(`over' `xla') `options'
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: 09 April 2008 16:13
Subject: Re: st: adding info to bar graph

That appears to work great -- thanks

Scott Merryman wrote:

Something like this?

sysuse auto,clear
levelsof rep, local(levels)
foreach l of local levels {
	qui count  if fore == 1 & rep == `l'
	local n = r(N)
	qui count if  rep == `l'
	local d = r(N)
	local mytext "`mytext' 5 `l'   "`n'/`d'"  "
egen percent = mean(100 * foreign), by(rep78)
egen total = sum(1), by(rep78)

twoway bar percent rep78,barw(0.5) text(`mytext', box bc(white)  )
ylabel(,angle(h)) ytitle(Percent Foreign)


On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Richard Goldstein
<> wrote:
I want to produce a bar graph where the numeric variable is a 0/1
(so the means are proportions) over a grouping variable -- that part
easy.  I would like to automatically add, either as a bar label or
under the
group id (e.g., the "5", etc. if I typed -graph bar foreign,
for the auto data), the numerator and denominator for this proportion
-- is there a way to do that?

Note that I do know that I can do this with graph edit; however, I
need to
produce dozens of these graphs so I want an automatic way to do it.

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