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Re: st: WG: Present n in graphs

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: WG: Present n in graphs
Date   Mon, 16 May 2011 09:49:37 +0100

-catplot- does not need such an option. You can reach through and use
the -blabel(bar, )- option of -graph bar- or -graph bar-. There are
examples in the help, which stresses that "[s]howing numbers as text
as well by graphical elements can be helpful".

This works with the dot chart variant too.

Same applies to -statplot-.


On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Kaulisch, Marc
<> wrote:

> Does anybody know if there is an elegant way to present the number of
> cases represented in a graph automatically?
> sysuse auto
> graph hbox mpg, over(foreign)
> Now I would like to add the count number of nonmissing cases of each
> foreign category into the graph either to the labels or the boxplots,
> bars etc.
> Of course I could do it manually, but I would like to know a more
> automatic way.
> In tabplot (ssc), I find a showval-option that looks similar to what I
> need, but I would like to use such an option in other types of graphs.
> Nick, if I may express a wish: maybe if possible a showval-option would
> be a good addon to your -catplot- and -statplot- programs (both ssc) ;-)
> Or have I missed something?
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