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Re: st: bar graph axis color- frustrated

From   Fred Wolfe <>
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:

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)

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.



On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 6:24 AM, Nick Cox <> 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
> 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).
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Fred Wolfe
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