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"Kate McAllister" <k.mcallister@ucl.ac.uk> |

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Re: st: Graph bar using the over option |

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Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:30:27 -0000 (GMT) |

Does this mean I have to rearrange my data set? At the moment column 1 contains my 'timeperiod' variable and then the other columns are my other variables, with a total of three lines in my table. Is the answer to have the timeperiods as different columns and the variables as different rows? If so, is there a nice simple way of doing this (I have quite a few variables) Sorry if this seems a stupid question - I am a Stata novice! Many thanks > . > > What you wanted is to have your times (ordered correctly) over your > variables, not your variables grouped by time, which is what you got. > The help file for graph bar talks about what you can expect under > different requests. You have to scroll way down to ``remarks'', > specifically where it gives pictures of year and division. > > > > > On Mar 25, 2009, at 6:58 AM, Kate McAllister wrote: > >> This is probably a really simple thing, but I've looked for an >> answer and >> I can't find one. >> >> I want to create a bar graph displaying several variables over 3 >> different >> time periods. If I type: >> graph hbar (sum) variable1 variable2 variable3 variable4, >> over(timeperiod) >> >> then I get a graph that displays all the variable values for >> timeperiod1 >> clustered together, then all the variable values for timeperiod2, >> and then >> for timeperiod3. >> >> What I actually want is a graph the displays the variable1 values >> over the >> three time periods, THEN the variable2 values over the three time >> periods, >> then the variable3 values... and so on, all on one graph. >> >> What am I doing wrong? >> >> Many thanks >> >> K >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > -- Please note change of contact details: Clinical Epidemiology Group Department of Epidemiology and Public Health UCL - Gower Street Campus 2-16 Torrington Place London WC1E 7HN Telephone 020 7679 0975 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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