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Re: st: AW: xi3 with char varname[omit] # --RESOLVED


From   Duru <duru80@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: xi3 with char varname[omit] # --RESOLVED
Date   Sun, 6 Jun 2010 20:19:51 +0200

Ok I got it, it was something else. THANK YOU

now worked this way:

char SATISFACTION[omit] 3
char GENDER[omit] 2
xi3 e.DISCRIMN  e.ETHNICITY  e.PERCENT  e.SATISFACTION e.GENDER
e.ETHNICITY*e.PERCENT



On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
>
> Maybe you should first check out the -h fvvarlist- if you are a 11.1 user -
> which we must assume as you have remained silent on your version...
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Duru
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010 20:10
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: xi3 with char varname[omit] #
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am a very fresh user, probably i will be bothering u for a simple
> thing, but couldnt find it on the archives and it is urgent.
>
> I will apply logistic regression in STATA to backcheck my "odds ratio"
> calculations from the LEM output. Therefore, I need to use effect
> coding and set the same reference categories as I used in my excel
> calculations. The following lines work fine separately, but I couldn't
> combine them.Other than gender and satisfaction variables, I will be
> using the default first category- so I  am not mentioning them.
>
> char GENDER[omit] 2
> xi3 e.GENDER
>
> char SATISFACTION[omit] 3
> xi3 e.SATISFACTION
>
> xi3 e.DISCRIMN  e.ETHNICITY  e.PERCENT  e.ETHNICITY*e.PERCENT
>
>  Any tips on how to combine them before I run separate logistic for
> the two effect coded categories of the dependent variable DISCRIMN? My
> trials mostly gave the error message  "characteristic
> SATISFACTION[omit] (3 GENDER[omit] 2) invalid;variable SATISFACTION is
> numeric"
>
>
> Thank in advance!
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> As Martin said, -oversubopts()- is an undocumented option to my
>> -catplot- (SSC). So, you'd need to look at the code to see that it was
>> there -- or as Martin also implies look in the Statalist archives.
>>
>> It won't work anywhere else, unless exceptionally it's someone else's
>> option name in their program.
>>
>> Back to the original question:
>>
>> 1. What is well documented is that -graph bar|hbar|dot- the y axis is
>> whatever is the response axis, which need not be the vertical axis.
>> -catplot- follows that principle exactly. Thus with -catplot hbar- the y
>> axis is the horizontal axis.
>>
>> 2. Similarly, -catplot- like its -graph- parents regards the other axis
>> as a categorical axis, and not as an x axis.
>>
>> 3. -oversubopts()- was an extra handle put into -catplot- for those who
>> need it. Not documenting it was a good decision in that it appears that
>> few users of -catplot- missed it and also said so in my sight; and a bad
>> decision in so far various handles for tweaking the display were closed
>> off unless you looked.
>>
>> !!! note the caveat below
>>
>> In my files, but not yet public, is a revised version of -catplot- in
>> which the command in question would be
>>
>> catplot rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) stack asyvars legend(span
>> rows(1)) var2opts(label(labsize(small)))
>>
>> Here -var2opts()- is also idiosyncratic to -catplot-, but it is
>> documented in the help for -catplot-.
>>
>> I say again: this syntax is not accessible yet except to myself and a
>> couple of kind guinea-pigs (otherwise known as "beta testers").
>>
>> Nick
>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>
>> Kaulisch, Marc
>>
>> I got lost with this sentence in h graph hbar
>> "The over_subopts -- used in over(varname, over_subopts) and, on rare
>> occasion, in
>>    yvaroptions(over_subopts) -- are"
>>
>> I haven't interpreted it as oversubopts can stand alone. My Stata
>> experience is not so good to grap the sense of a code in a minute...
>>
>> Martin Weiss
>>
>> You need a certain level of experience to tell that there must be more
>> to the command than meets the eye in its help file. The sentence in -h
>> catplot- "graph_options refers to options of graph bar, graph hbar or
>> graph dot as appropriate.  by() is one useful example." tells you that
>> it is worth investigating. At the same time, you know that Nick`s
>> -program- is a derivative of an existing -graph- command, so you can
>> -trace- the thing and see that it issues a call to a certain official
>> command. Once you know that, you look at the code itself and determine
>> how you can add options to that call...
>>
>> Kaulisch, Marc
>>
>> Thanks a lot. Somehow I haven't seen the tree in the forest... I haven't
>> thought that oversubopts can be used as an option on its own...
>>
>> Martin Weiss
>>
>> Marc may also want to take a look at NJC`s statement here:
>> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-07/msg00974.html
>>
>> Martin Weiss
>>
>> You can pass -undocumented- "oversubopts" to -ssc d catplot-, though:
>>
>> ***********
>> sysuse auto, clear
>> catplot hbar rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) ///  stack asyvars
>> ylabel(,labsize(vsmall)) ///  legend(span rows(1))
>> oversubopts(label(labsize(small)))
>> ***********
>>
>> Kaulisch, Marc
>>
>> I might be again missing some features or am not carefully enough
>> reading the help files, but I have problems to control labels of the
>> y-axis when I use catplot (ssc) (I would like to avoid to use the graph
>> editor...). I tried several options but I cannot get a solution (besides
>> using the graph editor).
>>
>> My code looks like:
>> sysuse auto
>> catplot hbar rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) stack asyvars
>> ylabel(,labsize(vsmall)) legend(span rows(1))
>>
>> ylabel controls the x-axis labels; but if xlabel spcified:
>> xlabels(,labsize(vsmall)) not allowed, xaxis1 does not exist
>>
>> The yvar-option does not work either:
>> catplot hbar rep78 foreign, percent(foreign) stack asyvars
>> ylabel(,labsize(vsmall)) legend(span rows(1)) yvar(label(labs(vsmall)))
>>
>>
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