Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down at the end of May, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: st: WG: Present n in graphs


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: WG: Present n in graphs
Date   Mon, 16 May 2011 10:49:56 +0100

Now your question is about -graph bar-'s -blabel()-. 

In some brief experimentation I didn't find a good way to combine stacking and showing the numbers too. You need the colours to distinguish the bars but with the colours the numbers are not very visible. 

I guess if I had to do this I would use very pale colours, but This sort of difficulty is one of the reasons I wrote -tabplot- (SSC). 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Kaulisch, Marc

Nick, unfortunately in my concrete examples the best graphs need stacked graphs and then blabel does not help much, or do I miss something again?

sysuse auto
catplot rep78 foreign, perc(foreign) stack asyvars blabel(bar)

Nick Cox

-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 <kaulisch@forschungsinfo.de> 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?

*
*   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/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index