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Re: st: Presenting categorical data

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Presenting categorical data
Date   Wed, 1 Apr 2009 09:21:52 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Wed, 1/4/09, Tim wrote:
> I have a small dataset (n=51 with many missing values).
> There are about 17 variables, all categorical with 6 to 10
> categories in each (although some categories can be sensibly
> combined). I also have a list of 24 comparisons that the
> researcher would like to look at.
> It seems to me the only viable approach is to simply
> display the data in a way that highlights interesting
> features. True?

That sounds sensible
> So I would like to know what commands I should be
> investigating, whether built-in or user-written.
Nick Cox has writen useful atricles and programs on this 
in the Stata Journal (the 2004 article is available for 

Nicholas J. Cox (2004), Speaking Stata: Graphing categorical 
and compositional data. The Stata Journal 4(2): 190--215.

Nicholas J. Cox (2008) Speaking Stata: Spineplots and their 
kin. The Stata Journal 8(1): 105--121.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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