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From |
Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: percent symbols in catplot |

Date |
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:37:27 -0600 |

> On Feb 26, 2010, at 4:18 PM, Martin Weiss wrote: > BTW Eric, is there a conceivable case that would require one to check for a > missing "r(max)"? Anyway, the instinct to check for missings whenever > "greater than" is employed is a healthy one :-) No, it's just habit. The only way -sum- should report a missing r(max) is if all the data in the variable were missing--which wouldn't lend its self to a useful graph. Thanks for updating this to address my second example. In applying this to my real data, I used -graph combine- but this is faster than waiting on -graph combine-. Also, there is an advantage in using the "by" option, in lieu of -graph combine-, in that it leaves out the extra set of yaxis labels, which looks much nicer, and it places the "by" group labels at the top of the graphs automatically. Best, Eric __ Eric A. Booth Public Policy Research Institute Texas A&M University ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu Office: +979.845.6754 On Feb 26, 2010, at 4:18 PM, Martin Weiss wrote: > > <> > > The second graph requested in Eric`s initial post requires some > modification: > > > ******* > sysuse auto, clear > contract rep78 foreign, percent(perc) > *-----added > qui sum perc > local x = round(`r(min)', 10) > local y = round(`r(max)', 10)+10 > local t 10 > if `r(max)'>75 & !mi(`r(max)') { > local t 25 > } > mylabels `x'(`t')`y', local(labels) myscale(@) suffix("%") > *------ > gen strpercent=string(perc, "%4.1fc")+ " %" /*chg. to 1 dec place*/ > twoway (bar perc rep78) /* > */ (scatter perc rep78, mlabcolor(black) msymbol(none) /* > */ mlabsize(medium) mlabel(strpercent) /* > */ mlabposition(12)), by(foreign, legend(off) note("")) /* > */ yla(`labels') // <-- changed to use local created by -mylabels- > ******* > > BTW Eric, is there a conceivable case that would require one to check for a > missing "r(max)"? Anyway, the instinct to check for missings whenever > "greater than" is employed is a healthy one :-) > > > HTH > Martin > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Booth > Sent: Freitag, 26. Februar 2010 22:33 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: RE: percent symbols in catplot > >> > > Thanks, Martin. > This is a great workaround for my situation (& it's much better than my idea > of tinkering with the .grec file output). > > >> I failed to bring this up at the last wishes & grumbles in Florence. A >> -format- that adds the percentage sign, just like in spreadsheet > software... > > Yes I agree, hopefully Stata will implement a percentage format someday. > > ___ > Just FYI for anyone else who needs something like this: > I slightly modified Martin's example to use NJC's -mylabels- (from SSC & > referenced in the 2008 thread Martin referred me to) so that I could easily > shift the yaxis with the range of the data in a way that makes sense for the > way I need to display results--so, something like: > > *******begin > sysuse auto, clear > contract rep78, percent(perc) > *-----added > qui sum perc > local x = round(`r(min)', 10) > local y = round(`r(max)', 10)+10 > local t 10 > if `r(max)'>75 & !mi(`r(max)') { > local t 25 > } > mylabels `x'(`t')`y', local(labels) myscale(@) suffix("%") > *------ > gen strpercent=string(perc, "%4.1fc")+ " %" /*chg. to 1 dec place*/ > twoway (bar perc rep78) /* > */ (scatter perc rep78, mlabcolor(black) msymbol(none) /* > */ mlabsize(medium) mlabel(strpercent) /* > */ mlabposition(12)), legend(off) /* > */ yla(`labels') // <-- changed to use local created by -mylabels- > *******end > (note that the ylab changes from increasing by 10 to increasing by 25 if the > r(max) > 75) > > > Thanks again, > > Eric > __ > Eric A. Booth > Public Policy Research Institute > Texas A&M University > ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu > Office: +979.845.6754 > > > On Feb 26, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Martin Weiss wrote: > >> >> <> >> >> You can always go for a kludge: >> >> >> ******* >> sysuse auto, clear >> contract rep78, percent(perc) >> gen strpercent=string(perc, "%4.2fc")+ " %" >> twoway (bar perc rep78) /* >> */ (scatter perc rep78, mlabcolor(black) msymbol(none) /* >> */ mlabsize(medium) mlabel(strpercent) /* >> */ mlabposition(12)), legend(off) /* >> */ yla(0 "0%" 10 "10%" 20 "20%" 30 "30%" 40 "40%" 50 "50%") >> ******* >> >> >> HTH >> Martin >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Booth >> Sent: Freitag, 26. Februar 2010 21:12 >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Subject: st: percent symbols in catplot >> >>> >> >> I am using -catplot- (from SSC) on Stata 11 MP for Mac OSX. I'd like to >> show the percent sign in the label for each of the category bars when > using >> the "percent" option. >> >> For example, >> **** >> webuse auto, clear >> catplot bar rep78, percent blabel(bar, position(outside) format(%9.1f)) >> **or** >> catplot bar rep78, by( for) percent blabel(bar, position(outside) >> format(%9.1f)) >> **** >> shows the percent of each rep78 category out of 100, but I can't get it to >> show the % sign, so it could say "43.5%", etc. >> >> Using graph editor, I found that I can add a % sign to the bar label text >> manually (though I'd rather not have to do that for many graphs), but > after >> looking through the barlabel options help documentation, I couldn't figure >> out how to change the bar label automatically. (I had the idea that if I >> could override the bar labels like you can the text for a key in a legend >> then I could calculate and substitute these values into the -catplot- >> command in a loop, but I haven't found a way to do this using the barlabel >> option) >> >> Another option might be to write something that automates those graph >> recorder grec file changes (ex: when I add the "%" by hand, it issues the >> command: >> >> .plotregion1.barlabels[3].text.Arrpush 43.5% >> >> in the recording), but this is a pain. Any suggestions? >> >> Thanks, >> >> Eric >> __ >> Eric A. Booth >> Public Policy Research Institute >> Texas A&M University >> ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu >> Office: +979.845.6754 >> >> * * * 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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