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# st: RE: merging two kernel density graphs into one

 From Nick Cox To "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" Subject st: RE: merging two kernel density graphs into one Date Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:14:59 +0100

```-save graph- is not legal Stata syntax.

I don't understand the request. Probability [not population] density curves for quite different data can be superimposed, but usually they can not be combined otherwise. Much depends on what is meant by "combine".

In addition, you appear to be confusing density with cumulative probability.

-kdensity- has -generate()- options which can be used to keep the results. Then you can superimpose the curves on one graph.

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

Wies Kestens

My problem concerns the merge of different graphs in stata.
Each graph is made using the -kdensity- command and then saved.
For example:
kdensity algeria
save graph algeria
kdensity albania
save graph albania

The y-axis of these graphs shows the population density and the x-axis shows the income.
I would like to merge those two graphs into one graph which would then
give the combined population density on the Y-axis and the income on the
x-axis.
For example:
when 50% of the people in Albania en 100% of the people in Algeria would
earn 100\$, the combined graph would state that 75% of the people earn
100\$, given they both have the same population.

No command I know of/could find information about is able to do this it seems.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

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