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Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez <mgonzal5@jhmi.edu> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: STATA graph question: Combining Histograms |

Date |
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:15:20 +0000 |

Nick- Excuse my naiveté... have not figured out all the rules yet. Yes I did: . histogram response26, freq and repeated for 10 different responses thus generating 10 different histograms that I would like to combine (basically as they are) side by side so people can visually compare the frequencies between questions. Not worried about labeling at this point. Used: . graph combine graph1 graph2 graph3 But that is not what I am looking for. Any thoughts? Thanks. M. González -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:32 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: STATA graph question: Combining Histograms We can let -rep78- of the auto data serve as a Likert scale. (The term Likert honours Rensis Likert.) Without code examples of what you tried what you want remains a bit vague. Do you want axis scales? labels on the bars? or what? Is this what you want? . sysuse auto (1978 Automobile Data) . histogram rep78, freq . tab rep78 Repair | Record 1978 | Freq. Percent Cum. ------------+----------------------------------- 1 | 2 2.90 2.90 2 | 8 11.59 14.49 3 | 30 43.48 57.97 4 | 18 26.09 84.06 5 | 11 15.94 100.00 ------------+----------------------------------- Total | 69 100.00 . histogram rep78, freq discrete barw(0.8) yaxis(1 2) yla(6.9 "10" 13.8 "20" 20.7 "30" 27.6 "40" , axis(2)) ytitle("Percent", axis(2)) Here I did it by mental arithmetic after noting that 69 is 100% and 6.9 is 10%. Nick On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM, Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez <mgonzal5@jhmi.edu> wrote: > I am trying to combine frequency histograms for several questions into one graph. Each variable has the answers to questions in a likert scale (always, frequently, infrequently, never, don't know). I want to plot the frequency and percent for each question side by side. Have not found a good way to do this. * * 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/ * * 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: STATA graph question: Combining Histograms***From:*Christoph Engel <engel@coll.mpg.de>

**Re: st: STATA graph question: Combining Histograms***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Multivariate probit with sample selection***From:*"Knoller, Christian" <knoller@bwl.lmu.de>

**st: STATA graph question: Combining Histograms***From:*Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez <mgonzal5@jhmi.edu>

**Re: st: STATA graph question: Combining Histograms***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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