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Re: st: Graph bar using the over option


From   "Kate McAllister" <k.mcallister@ucl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Graph bar using the over option
Date   Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:03:15 -0000 (GMT)

I created it in Stata


> Yes, I think so.
>
> What format is your data in now?
>
>
> On Mar 25, 2009, at 8:30 AM, Kate McAllister wrote:
>
>> 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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