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st: RE: AW: help with twoway bar chart using by option


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: AW: help with twoway bar chart using by option
Date   Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:51:11 -0000

This may help you start. 

sysuse auto, clear
collapse (mean) mean = mpg, by(foreign rep78) 
gen text = cond(foreign, "goodbye", "hello") 
su mean, meanonly 
gen y = 1.1* r(max)
gen x = 4 
twoway bar mean rep78, by(foreign) || scatter y x, ms(none) mla(text)

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Martin Weiss

You want to look at

*************
help added_text_options
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Miranda Kim

I am a Stata v11 user, and would very much appreciate any suggestions on

the following:

I would like to produce a twoway bar chart using the by option, for
example:

For example:
sysuse auto, clear
collapse (mean) mean = mpg, by(foreign rep78)
twoway bar mean rep78, by(foreign)

I would then like to insert a different text box in each plot area.

So in the example above, how could I insert a text box in the "Domestic"

plot area that says "hello" and a textbox in the foreign area that says 
"goodbye"?

At present, I only know how to insert a textbox that is replicated in 
both plot areas...

The graph I am producing has many more formatting specifications to make

it look nice, but I have just used the above example to help illustrate 
the specific issue I cannot, at present, resolve.

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