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Re: st: RE: histogram, read axes


From   "Richard Boylan" <rtboylan@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: histogram, read axes
Date   Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:11:55 -0600

Thanks, although the option "by()" is not allowed with
twoway__histogram_gen mpg


On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> What Stata does graphically with -histogram- can be replicated
> numerically using the -twoway__histogram_gen- command. This was written
> up in
>
> SJ-5-2  gr0014  . . . . . . . Stata tip 20: Generating histogram bin
> variables
>        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. A.
> Harrison
>        Q2/05   SJ 5(2):280--281                                 (no
> commands)
>        tip illustrating the use of twoway__histogram_gen for
>        creation of complex histograms and other graphs or tables
>
> which is accessible to all under the Stata Journal's 3 year window.
>
> Example:
>
> sysuse auto
> twoway__histogram_gen mpg, width(2) start(10) gen(freq centre) freq
> l freq centre if centre < .
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Richard Boylan
>
> I was wondering if there are any easy way to read the histogram that
> state created.
>
> Specially, I would to know exactly what bins were created and how many
> observations are in each bin.
>
> After drawing the histogram, I thought I would be able to see this
> information using some "return" type of command,
> but clearly that does not seem to be the case. I looked at the manual
> but did not see any such commands either.
>
> I looked at the STATA listserv and I was surprised to see that this
> issue has not arisen before.
>
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