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Re: st: Graph bar using the over option


From   David Airey <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Graph bar using the over option
Date   Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:37:22 -0500

Hehe. I meant is it long or wide format . No matter, see my previous post.

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 25, 2009, at 9:03 AM, "Kate McAllister" <k.mcallister@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:

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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