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

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RE: Re: st: catplot problem |

Date |
Wed, 7 May 2008 15:20:40 +0100 |

Maarten gives very good advice on this problem, which incidentally is quite different from any previously aired in this thread. I too cannot reproduce the kind of error which seems to be implied here. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Maarten buis --- Tunga Kantarci <tungakantarci@hotmail.com> wrote: > The problem: Now, I have variable 3, just like variable 1, which > takes 10 values but for values 2 and 3 there are no observations. > When I run catplot, 2 has three categories and 3 has three > categories, etc up to 8. There are no bars for 9 and 10. > This is the problem: the frequency that should stand for value '4' > stands for '2' in the graph. The frequency that should stand for > value '5' stands for '3' in the graph. Now, if we agree on this -I > mean if I was able to make my problem clear - this is a deficiency > of catplot for me: Catplot simply places the bars to the wrong places. > Put differently: if catplot was able to eliminate values 2 and 3 in > the graph (because there are no observations for them) I would have no > problem. But instead, catplot displays values 2 and 3 on the > horizontal axis, but the associated bars beling to values 4 and 5. > Now, I call this deficieny, bug, etc. I don't know what you want to > call it. I am not able to reproduce the "bug" you are reporting. Type the following commands in Stata: sysuse auto catplot bar foreign rep78 If I read your example correctly you think that the bar for foreign of rep78 values 3 4 and 5 would all be incorrectly shifted two places to the left because there are no foreign cars for values 1 and 2. This is not the case whith my version of -catplot-. -- Maarten Ps. In general I would avoid using the words bug or deficiency, and instead say that you where expecting command -xyz- to produce 123, but instead it gave you 456, followed with a question of why this is happening. Even better would be to give an example using one the datasets available in Stata (see: -help sysuse-), that way everyone can immediately see what you are doing and what the results of your commands are. * * 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/

**References**:**Re: Re: st: catplot problem***From:*"Tunga Kantarci" <tungakantarci@hotmail.com>

**Re: Re: st: catplot problem***From:*Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>

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