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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: st: Graph bar using the over option
Date   Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:38:08 +0100

<> 

No need to apologize! Your question is not trivial at all, and David`s
answer does not necessarily take you all the way to your solution. The help
file shows how to rearrange the -over()- options, but your problem is that
you want several variables shown separately over time. Despite some effort,
I could not find an easy solution for your problem. For rearrangement of
your dataset, look at -reshape- and -xpose-...




HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Kate McAllister
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 25. März 2009 14:30
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: st: Graph bar using the over option

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
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