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Re: st: RE: How to use catplot to display the time variable in date format


From   A Loumiotis <antonis.loumiotis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: How to use catplot to display the time variable in date format
Date   Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:55:20 +0300

Nick and Johannes thanks for your help.

Nick:  Your work-around is exactly what I need!  -catplot- is a great
program and has really assisted me in making informative graphs!

Antonis

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> I wouldn't modify -catplot- (SSC); it's good code....
>
> More seriously, your complaint is really with -graph bar- which is doing
> most of the work here. Although there may well be other solutions, this
> appears to be a reasonable work-around:
>
> gen time2 = string(time, "%tq")
> catplot response time2, percent(time) recast(bar) asyvars stack
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> A Loumiotis
>
> How can I modify the catplot command to display the time variable in
> date format and not as numeric format?
>
> For example I'm using an example that Nick Cox has provided with a
> small modification to format the time variable as quarters:
>
>  . set obs 1000
>
>  . egen id = seq(), block(10)
>
>  . egen time = seq(), to(10)
>
>  . format time %tq
>
>  . gen response = ceil(3 * runiform())
>
>  . catplot response time, percent(time) recast(bar) asyvars stack
>
>
> But the catplot command above does not display the time variable in
> quarter format even though it has such format.
>
>
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