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RE: st: Graphing Question


From   jverkuilen <jverkuilen@gc.cuny.edu>
From   "Data Analytics Corp. Wrote:"@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Graphing Question
Date   Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:05:20 -0400

>I agree - but this is what business clients like.

Nod. I always wonder about that. The wretched 3D effect is the worst. 


jverkuilen wrote:
> I do have to ask the graph snob question: Why a pie chart? There are almost always better optons that are perceived more accurately by readers, use less space, etc.  
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Data Analytics Corp." <dataanalytics@earthlink.net>
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Sent: 7/25/2008 8:59 AM
> Subject: st: Graphing Question
>
> Good morning,
>
> I have, what should be, a simple graphing problem.  I clustered doctors 
> into four groups.  I created a table showing the proportion of doctors 
> in each group who use a certain drug with their patients.  The 
> proportions are simply the weighted means of a binary variable which 
> indicates whether or not the drug is prescribed by that doctor.  Now I 
> want to draw a pie chart showing those proportions.  I can easily draw a 
> pie that displays proportions which are not weighted, but how do I tell 
> Stata to draw the pie using the weighted means?  In short, I want the 
> table and pie slices to be identical so I can give my client both.
>
> Incidentally, how do I get the pie slice labels to be outside the pie 
> and have the percentages next to the slice label?  It seems that 
> everything goes inside the pie and we can either get labels or 
> percentages, but not both.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Walt
>
>
>   


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