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Fred Wolfe <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated |

Date |
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 08:16:25 -0500 |

I hope I can explain it it. First, let me say that I think I can figure out ways to do this by reorganizing the data. But the time involved in doing this is (at least for me) too long. Consider the example below: http://screencast.com/t/NjUwNmE3YTMt This is a special case of a general problem. Special because in this instance it is a results data set that was made by copying results from Stata to a new data set. In this instance, each named line represents a different variable. The code for one side of the graph is: use raoadotplotdata, clear graph dot (asis) age - all ,ascat ylab(.5 [.1] 1) exclude0 schem(bw) ytit(Concordance coefficient) xsize(4) ysize(5.3) by(type,note("")) Now, what I would really like to be able to do is to not use "by" and have both types of symbols (RA and OA) be displayed on each line. If I simply do over(), the groups are placed far apart. So, in general, I would like a simple way to manage multiple variables and to display the by group or over group results on the same line or immediately below the same line. I have looked at stripplot, the manual, and Michael's book to no avail. It is usually that when I come to conclusions like this there is a simple solution that I have overlooked. I hope it is the case now. Thanks. Fred On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 6:24 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > Fred has raised similar issues before, but I am still fuzzy about what > the precise problem is. > > Perhaps Fred could expand on the nitty-gritty of his difficulties with a > small realistic data example or two. > > My guess is that the right kind of solution might not be a hit to > Stata's graphics, but some helper commands that prepare datasets to be > fed to the graphics. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Fred Wolfe > > As an aside, both Michael's book and the manual spend much time in > graph bar and dot with over(). I usually have multiple variables with > overlapping groups. Over() doesn't help. I do wish that Stata might > address that very common problem (at least for me). > > > * > * 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/ > -- Fred Wolfe National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases Wichita, Kansas NDB Office +1 316 263 2125 Ext 0 Research Office +1 316 686 9195 fwolfe@arthritis-research.org * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com>

**References**:**Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*"Airey, David C" <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>

**RE: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*"Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>

**RE: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*Fred Wolfe <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org>

**RE: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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