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Re: st: how to draw a timeline bar failure figure.


From   "G. Dai" <dgecon@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to draw a timeline bar failure figure.
Date   Fri, 25 Nov 2011 21:39:17 -0700

It does exactly what  I want. Thank you, Nick.  G.

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 1:31 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Good clear question. Consider
>
>  gen id = _n
>
>  labmask id, values(machine_id)
>
>  twoway rbar  fail_b fail_e id, horizontal barw(0.2) yla(1/5, ang(h)
> val)  || ///
> scatter id  fail_e, ms(none) mla(fail_r) mlabpos(12) mlabgap(*4) legend(off)
>
> where -labmask- is from SJ, i.e. -search labmask- will show
>
> SJ-8-2  gr0034  . . . . . . . . . .  Speaking Stata: Between tables and graphs
>        (help labmask, seqvar if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . .  N. J. Cox
>        Q2/08   SJ 8(2):269--289
>        outlines techniques for producing table-like graphs
>
> with clickable download location.
>
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:37 PM, G. Dai <dgecon@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> To make my question easier to understand, let's take the following date:
>> ************data begins*******
>> clear
>> set obs  5
>> gen machine_id=""
>> replace machine_id="A" in 1
>> replace machine_id= "A" in 2
>> replace machine_id= "B" in 3
>> replace machine_id= "B" in 4
>> replace machine_id= "C" in 5
>>
>> gen fail_begin_hour=.
>> replace fail_begin_hour=0 in 1
>> replace fail_begin_hour=15 in 2
>> replace fail_begin_hour=3 in 3
>> replace fail_begin_hour=16 in 4
>> replace fail_begin_hour=9 in 5
>>
>> gen fail_end_hour=.
>> replace fail_end_hour=15 in 1
>> replace fail_end_hour=21 in 2
>> replace fail_end_hour=13 in 3
>> replace fail_end_hour=24 in 4
>> replace fail_end_hour=17 in 5
>>
>> gen fail_reason=""
>> replace fail_reason="Unhappy" in 1
>> replace fail_reason="Nothappy" in 2
>> replace fail_reason="Happy" in 3
>> replace fail_reason="Very happy" in 4
>> replace fail_reason="Too Happy" in 5
>> ********data ends***************
>> In this dataset, I have four variables and five obs. It tells which
>> machin_id fails at which time period (from fail_begin_hour to
>> fail_end_hour)  because of the fail_reason.
>>
>> What I'm trying to do is to draw a 'bar' graph with hours from 0 to 24
>> as the X axis, and the machine_ID on the Y-axis, showing the time
>> interval when the corresponding machine is failed.  And better, I want
>> to show the reason of the fail just above the 'bar'.
>>
>> This seems an unusual figure, so any suggestions are appreciated.
>
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