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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: RE: AW: creating an ordered month variable over several years |

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Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:58:54 +0100 |

<> You are -recast-ing to the -twoway- graph "bar", not the standalone -graph bar-. If you drilled your way to the very bottom (think http://www.stata.com/meeting/dcconf09/dc09_radyakin.pdf), you would find that these two derive from the same substance, but the major demarcation line for the end user still runs between the -twoway- graphs and the "rest of world". Those hyphens in your command need to be stripped off in any event, and the double comma does have a special meaning which Nick elucidated in a post some time in the past, but you may want to stick to one per Stata command :-) HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael McCulloch Sent: Sonntag, 29. November 2009 21:55 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: RE: AW: creating an ordered month variable over several years Martin, that makes sense, and this worked well for the color option, but I'm puzzled as to why -blabel(total)- which is a legal option of -graph bar-, produces the error message option blabel() not allowed with the following command: ******* sc sampled screened noreply m, xla(576/599,angle(90)) name(s, replace), fcolor(green yellow red) recast(bar) -blabel(total)- ******* Michael On Nov 28, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Martin Weiss wrote: > > <> > > The specification of options is to the -recast- graph, not to the > original > one... > > ******* > sc sampled screened noreply m, xla(576/599,angle(90)) name(s, > replace) > fcolor(green yellow red) recast(bar) > ******* > > > HTH > Martin > > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael > McCulloch > Sent: Samstag, 28. November 2009 22:47 > To: Statalist Statalist > Subject: Re: st: RE: AW: creating an ordered month variable over > several > years > > Thank you Austin, > Your suggestion of the -scatter- command with a -recast- option > provides exactly what I want to display: > sc sampled screened noreply m, recast(bar) > This command is the last line of the following complete simulation > example. > > However, I have been unable to find how to control color, having > explored both the option commands for -scatter- and -bar-. Can you > suggest how to do that? I'm seeking a green/yellow/red color scheme > for sampled/screened/noreply. > > > > *** begin example > clear all > set seed 1 > set obs 1000 > gen id=_n > gen month=1 + int(12*uniform()) > gen year=2008 + int(2*uniform()) > gen subject_type=1 + int(3*uniform()) > la def lab_subjects 1 "no reply" 2 "screened" 3 "sampled", modify > la val subject_type lab_subjects > g m=(year-1960)*12+month-1 > format m %tmm_CY > la var m "Calendar month" > levelsof m, loc(vs) > foreach v of loc vs { > la def m `v' "`:di `:format m' `v''", modify > } > la val m m > * insert Nick Cox's cum freq table > by m, sort: gen freq = _N // sort by the variable of > interest and get the frequencies > by m: gen cumfreq = _N if _n == 1 // get the cumulative > frequencies > replace cumfreq = sum(cumfreq) // The trick here is to put the > frequencies once more into a variable, /// > but only once within each group. We chose to do this for the > first observation in each group; that /// > is what is meant by _n == 1. In many other problems, we > could do it also for the last observation /// > in each group, but that is not good in this problem. The > cumulative sum produced by the sum() function /// > treats all the missing values produced by the previous > command as 0, which is precisely what we want. /// > That is, the cumulative frequency is, as its definition > requires, the cumulative sum of just one group /// > frequency from each group. > tabdisp m, cell(freq cumfreq) > > > byhist m, by(subject_type) disc tw(xla(576/599,angle(90) val)) > contract m subject_type, z f(one) > reshape wide one, j(subject_type) i(m) > g noreply=max(0,one1) > g screened=max(0,one1)+max(0,one2) > g sampled=max(0,one1)+max(0,one2)+max(0,one3) > sc sampled screened noreply m, recast(bar) xla(576/599,angle(90)) > name(s) > *** end example > > > Best wishes, > > Michael McCulloch > Pine Street Foundation > 124 Pine Street > San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674 > tel: 415-407-1357 > fax: 206-338-2391 > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ Best wishes, Michael McCulloch Pine Street Foundation 124 Pine Street San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674 tel: 415-407-1357 fax: 206-338-2391 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: RE: AW: creating an ordered month variable over several years***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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**RE: st: RE: AW: creating an ordered month variable over several years***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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