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st: bar graph with 2 y-axes


From   Jochen Späth <jochen.spaeth@iaw.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: bar graph with 2 y-axes
Date   Mon, 27 Apr 2009 13:37:04 +0200

Dear all, 

After screening the statalist and some graphical advice literature in the last days I still haven't got the clue: 
I need to draw a bar graph for two time series with different scales (e.g. one in millions, the other in billions) over years. 
Graph bar delivers the desired over-all look as, f.i., in

-graph bar var1 var2,  over(year)-.

But I would like to have two different scales (left and right). 
-graph bar- does not offer such an option with the -over-option - logically. 
In -twoway bar-, which has the option for a second vertical axis as in

-graph twoway (bar var1 year, yscale(1)) (bar var2 year, yscale(2))-, 

I have not managed to override the default result that the bars are drawn one behind the other - I rather want them one beside the other (and grouped over years). 

Any idea?
Best,
Jochen


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