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Re: st: Query on graphing


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Query on graphing
Date   Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:16:54 +0100

As Dan implies, it's just a scatter plot so far as Stata is concerned.

In this case, a convenience command is -stripplot- (SSC).

clear

input date turnout
 1979 63
 1984 59
 1989 58
 1994 57
 1999 49
 2004 46
 2009 43
end

stripplot turnout , separate(date) ms(O) ///
mfcolor(green*2 green green*0.5 yellow orange red red*2) vertical ///
mla(date date date date date date date) mlabpos(9 ..) legend(off) ///
xsize(2) mlabcolor(black ..) yla(, ang(h)) ///
ytitle("") title(Turnout in European elections) ///
subtitle(% of total electorate) scheme(economist) ///
mlcolor(black ..)  mlw(*.2 ..)  ///
yla(40(5)65) xli(1, lstyle(grid))

For a plainer version, try

stripplot turnout, vertical mla(date) mlabpos(9)

Nick

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Lythgoe, Dan <D.Lythgoe@liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
> Amani, this code should do it, just repeat lines two and three for all of the other years:
>
> clear
> input ///
> year xvar
>        1979 1
>        1984 1
>        1989 1
>        1994 1
>        1999 1
>        2004 1
>        2009 1
> end
>
> tw (line year xvar , c(L) lcolor(gray) lwidth(1)) ///
>        (scatter year xvar if year==2009, c(L) lcolor(gray) lwidth(1) msymbol(O) msize(3) mfcolor(red) mlcolor(black) mlwidth(0.5) ///
>        mlabel(year) mlabposition(9) mlabcolor(black) mlabsize(3)) ///
>        , graphregion(color(white)) yscale(reverse)


SIYAM, Amani

> Thanks for your suggestion. I am actually interested in the plot type whether it is doable in Stata rather than the scheme.

Abhimanyu Arora

> You might want to check out the graphing schemes.
> There is actually one especially for graphs as in the Economist called -economist-.

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:26 AM, SIYAM, Amani <siyama@who.int> wrote:

>> I am curious about a graph I saw in The Economist (Figure 2, in the article http://www.economist.com/node/21555927).
>>
>> Can someone tell me whether it was/can be generated by Stata?

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