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Re: st: Re: Displaying mean in boxplot (weight & subgroup)


From   "Aca N.T." <acant29@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: Displaying mean in boxplot (weight & subgroup)
Date   Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:24:34 +0700

Some other questions came up in mind:
1. How to create such graph by another subgroup? This would look like
producing a conventional boxplot using -gr hbox var1, over(var2)
over(var3)-
2. Is it possible to take weight into account when using stripplot?

Thanks,
Aca


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 4:01 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> The second example, like the first, requires that -mean- exists as a
> variable first,
> e.g. from
>
> egen mean = mean(mpg), by(foreign)
>
> Thanks to Martin for the correction.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Aca N.T.
>
> Thanks Nick, it works well. I didnt get any error message as Martin
> did..
>
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 5:12 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
> wrote:
>
>> Is "mean" defined somewhere in this code? I get "r(111)" "variable
> mean not
>> found"...
>
> "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
>
>>> Example of orthodox box plot follows. N.B. that this requires prior
>>> installation of -egenmore- from SSC.
>>>
>>> sysuse auto, clear
>>>
>>> egen adju = adju(mpg), by(foreign)
>>>
>>> egen adjl = adjl(mpg), by(foreign)
>>>
>>> egen loq = pctile(mpg), by(foreign) p(25)
>>>
>>> egen upq = pctile(mpg), by(foreign) p(75)
>>>
>>> stripplot mpg, ///
>>> over(foreign) ms(none) box(bfcolor(ltblue)) yla(, noticks) pstyle(p1)
>>> ///
>>> addplot(rcap adjl adjl foreign, horizontal pstyle(p1) ///
>>>   ||  rcap adju adju foreign, horizontal pstyle(p1) ///
>>>   ||  rspike upq adju foreign, horizontal pstyle(p1) ///
>>>   ||  rspike loq adjl foreign, horizontal pstyle(p1) ///
>>>   ||  scatter foreign mpg if !inrange(mpg, adjl, adju), mcolor(navy)
>>> ///
>>>   ||  scatter foreign mean, ms(D) mcolor(navy)  msize(*2))
>
> Nick Cox
>
>>> One way to do this through marker symbols, as requested, is through
>>> -stripplot- from SSC.
>>>
>>> sysuse auto, clear
>>>
>>> egen mean = mean(mpg), by(foreign)
>>>
>>> stripplot mpg, over(foreign) box stack centre height(0.2) ms(sh)
>>> addplot(scatter foreign mean, ms(Dh) msize(*3))
>>>
>>> With more work, you can come arbitrarily close to more conventional
>>> forms of the box plot.
>
> Martin Weiss
>
>>> Admittedly, my earlier solution did not give you the dot you were
>>> looking
>>> for, but a reference line. If you have Stata 10, fire up the graph
>>> editor
>>> afterwards, use the -add marker- tool and place the marker onto the
>>> reference line. Then highlight the reference line and kill it...
>>> If -gr box- were part of the -twoway- family of graphs, one could
>>> imagine
>>> overlaying it with a -scatteri- to get the mean onto the graph more
>>> reliably
>>> than this...
>>>
>>>> **********
>>>> sysuse auto, clear
>>>> su price, mean
>>>> graph box price, box(1, fcolor(none)) yline(`r(mean)')
>>>> **********
>
> Aca N.T.
>
>>>>> Does anyone know how to put mean (preferably marked as dot) within
>>>
>>> the
>>>>>
>>>>> box using -gr box-?
>
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