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st: RE: rank ordered twoway graph


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: rank ordered twoway graph
Date   Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:28:36 +0100

You can make this possible in one line by writing a wrapper for those
commands, but I am not aware of any way to do that which is already
available. -qplot- (-search- for locations) allows plots of income
versus income rank, including a kind of graph which income people
associate with Jan Pen (although the same idea goes back much earlier). 

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Shehzad Ali

I want to create a twoway graph (like spike or dropline) where the
x-axis 
is a rank variable (based on say income) and y-axis is the other
variable 
of interest (say health_pay). A simple command - twoway spike health_pay

income - spread the x-axis over the whole range of income but I am 
interested in income rank and not income itself.

I know one way to do it is to generate income rank variable using -
glcurve 
- and then plotting the rank_var against health_pay but I was wondering
if 
there was a direct method.


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