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# Re: st: how to draw several kdensity curves in one graph

 From Christopher Hajzler To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: how to draw several kdensity curves in one graph Date Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:53:00 +1300

```I should have mentioned one more thing: I use an older version of
Stata (Stata 8), but when I was researching commands, some
not work for me.  Possibly this is the command you would want to use

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Christopher Hajzler <chajzler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guang,
>
> Coincidentally, I was just wrestling with the same thing myself
> yesterday.  Here is the command I used:
>
> kdensity var if (year==1999), plot(kdensity var if
> (year==1989)||kdensity var if (year==1979)) legend(ring(0) pos(2)
> label(1 "1999") label(2 "1989") label(3 "1979") )
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Christopher Hajzler <chajzler@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Guang,
>>
>> Coincidentally, I was just wrestling with the same thing myself yesterday.  Here is the command I used:
>>
>> kdensity var if (year==1999), plot(kdensity var if (year==1989)||kdensity var if (year==1979)) legend(ring(0) pos(2) label(1 "1999") label(2 "1989") label(3 "1979") )
>>
>> Hope this helps!
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:04 AM, G. Dai <dgecon@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> dear all,
>>> I have income observation from several different years. For each year, I
>>> can
>>> easily draw a density curve by using kdensity. however, I'd like to have the
>>> distribution
>>> curves for different years on the same graph. how can I achieve that?
>>> regards,
>>> Guang
>>>
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