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st: bar graph question


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: bar graph question
Date   Sat, 20 Feb 2010 16:17:41 -0500


I have a categorical variable, -var-, which takes 5 values.
I would like a bar graph which has a bar representing the %
in each category. Eg, if this is my variable

      var1 |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
------------+-----------------------------------
  Excellent |        278       24.26       24.26
  Very Good |        526       45.90       70.16
 Acceptable |        282       24.61       94.76
       Poor |         54        4.71       99.48
    Failing |          6        0.52      100.00
------------+-----------------------------------
      Total |      1,146      100.00


I would like the graph to have the first bar labelled Excellent
and be 24% high; the second labelled "Very Good" and be 46% high,
etc. Five bars.

I know I can get there by collapsing or reshaping the data, but
it seems like this should be a trivial graph to produce directly.
If so, how? If not, why not?

thanks,
Jeph


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