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RE: st: RE: frequency bar charts of string variables


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: frequency bar charts of string variables
Date   Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:49:05 +0200

<>

Here is the full solution. You have to use an undocumented option...

***
sysuse auto, clear

decode foreign, gen(Foreign)
gen one = 1

catplot hbar Foreign, /*
*/ oversubopts(label(labsize(vlarge))) /*
*/  ylabel(, labsize(vlarge))
***


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Florian
Wakolbinger
Sent: Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2009 22:12
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: frequency bar charts of string variables

dear all,

i have another question related to my previous one:
is there any possiblity to change the size of the axis-labels  of both 
the yaxis as well as the categorical axis at the command "catplot hbar..."

thanks again very much for your replies,
best,
Florian

Nick Cox schrieb:
> There are commands to do this, which I presume is what you want. In
> official Stata it is not too difficult. First read in suitable data 
>
> . sysuse auto
> (1978 Automobile Data)
>
> Suppose that -foreign- were a string variable, which we can simulate
> with 
>
> . decode foreign, gen(Foreign)
>
> Now go 
>
> . gen one = 1
>
> . graph hbar (sum) one, over(Foreign) ytitle(frequency)
>
> However, the user-written command -catplot- from SSC may prove more
> convenient. 
>
> . catplot hbar Foreign
>
> For -hbar- read also -bar-, for vertical versions usually more difficult
> to read. 
>
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
>
> Florian Wakolbinger
>
> is there an option in stata to draw bar charts of string variables, i.e.
>
> if the variable contains 40 "yes" and 60 "no", to draw a chart with two 
> bars of height 40 and 60?
>
> to put it differently, is there an option to visualize the results of 
> the command tab varname
>
>
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