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David Merriman <dmerrim@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: obtaining the frequencies used in histogram |

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Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:33:17 -0600 |

This sounds great but.... I don't know where to find the *.gph file. .Can you tell me how to find out what the path would be? I will order the Kit Baum book...sounds very useful. Thanks for your help. On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 6:35 PM, Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com> wrote: > If you open the *.gph file in a text editor, the graph file contain > the program statements used to draw the graph, which in this case, > lists the starting point and the number of bins: > > StataFileTM:00001:01000:LiveGPH: : > 00003:00003: > *! classname: twowaygraph_g > *! family: twoway > *! command: twoway (histogram volume [], ytitle(`"Frequency"') > xtitle(`"Volume (thousands)"') legend(cols(1)) barwidth(-99) > plotregion(margin(b=0)) legend(nodraw) frequency start(4103) bin(15) > ) (histogram volume [], frequency start(4103) bin(15) > recastas(scatter) msymbol(none) mlabel(_height) mlabposition(12) ) > || || > *! command_date: 8 Feb 2010 > *! command_time: 18:20:12 > *! datafile: C:\Program Files\Stata11\ado\base/s/sp500.dta > *! datafile_date: 22 Apr 2009 10:52 > *! scheme: s2color > *! naturallywhite: 1 > *! xsize: 5.5 > *! ysize: 4 > *! end > <BeginIte > > Furthermore, on line 114 it list the bar widths: > .plotregion1.plot1.bar_size = 1280.353333333333 > > See also, Kit Baum's "An Introduction to Stata Programming," section > 10.5 Extracting data from graph files' sersets > > Scott > > > On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM, David Merriman <dmerrim@gmail.com> wrote: >> I have created some histograms in stata to be used in an article which >> is to be published. >> The person responsible for preparing the artwork for the publication >> has requested that I give her a >> table showing the raw frequencies used in the histogram. >> There are a number of histograms in the paper and I am finding this >> quite difficult for some of them. >> >> It is not a problem when I specified the bin, frequency and label >> options as below >> >> clear >> sysuse sp500 >> ********************************** >> * with bin option >> **************************************; >> histogram volume, bin(15) frequency addlabel >> summarize volume >> gen min_vol=r(min) >> gen max_vol=r(max) >> generate volumecat = autocode(volume, 15, min_vol, max_vol) >> tab volumecat >> >> However, when I wrote the original paper I created the histograms >> without specifying the number of bins >> e.g. >> >> ********************************** >> * without bin option >> **************************************; >> histogram volume, frequency addlabel >> >> >> In these cases it hard to know the starting and ending points for the bins. >> I wonder if anyone has an idea how to do this? >> Thanks. >> >> >> -- >> David Merriman >> dmerrim@gmail.com > > * > * 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/ > -- David Merriman dmerrim@gmail.com * * 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/

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