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# Re: st: box plots of main effect relative risks

 From Alpna Agrawal Kapur To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: box plots of main effect relative risks Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:13:56 -0500

```Hello folks,

I appreciate your help and multiple solutions offered. I will report
back on what worked.

Many thanks,
Alpna

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 5:44 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Alpna must speak for Alpna, but "whiskers" are not defined in the same
> way by everyone. Tukey, the inventor of the term "box plot", but not
> the idea, played with different ideas, but that most imitated is based
> on this recipe:
>
> 1. calculate quartiles and thus their difference the IQR.
>
> 2. draw whiskers that extend to the (smallest, largest) data points
> within [p25 - 1.5 IQR, p75 + 1.5 IQR].
>
> 3. plot any points outside that interval individually.
>
> The recipe given by Roger here will often, but not always, give the
> same result, depending on whether there are any points as defined by
> #3.
>
> This is the recipe used by -graph box- and -graph hbox- and one that
> is obtainable with -stripplot- (SSC).
>
> Nick
>
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Roger B. Newson
> <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I don't know if Alpna really wanted to produce box plots or just confidence
>> interval plots. However, as it happens, you CAN do box plots with whiskers
>> using -eclplot-. This is done using the -baddplot()- option to add the
>> whiskers. (That was my reason for adding the -baddplot()- option to
>> -eclplot-.)
>>
>> As in:
>>
>> sysuse auto, clear;
>> collapse (min) min=weight (p25) p25=weight (p50) p50=weight (p75) p75=weight
>> (max) max=weight, by(foreign);
>> list;
>> eclplot p50 p25 p75 foreign, hori rplottype(rbar) baddplot(rspike min max
>> foreign, hori) ylab(0 1);
>>
>> This code will produce a horizontal box plot, with the dots indicating
>> medians, in front of the bars indicating 25th and 75th percentiles, in front
>> of the whiskers indicating the minimum and the maximum car weight in the
>> group. -eclplot- has numerous options that can be used to alter the look of
>> the graph, including adding a scatter plot to include extreme data points.
>>
>>
>> On 22/09/2012 08:11, Nick Cox wrote:
>>>
>>> -parmby-, -sencode-, -eclplot- are all user-written commands: you are
>>> asked to explain where you got them. See Statalist FAQ.
>>>
>>> As I understand it, -eclplot- does not purpoort to do box plots with
>>> whiskers. Therefore, use -graph box- or -graph hbox-.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 5:44 AM, Alpna Agrawal Kapur <alpna007@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I would like to --
>>>> (1) produce box plots with whiskers of relative risks
>>>> (2) graph the main effect relative risks from multiple regressions and
>>>> produce box plots of all these relative risks in one graph.
>>>>
>>>> I am using Stata 10
>>>>
>>>> The code I have tried --
>>>> parmby "xi: glm y x1 covar1 covar2 covar3, fam(poisson) link(log)
>>>> nolog robust eform", label norestore eform
>>>> sencode label, gene(parmlab)
>>>> eclplot estimate min95 max95 parmlab
>>>>
>>>> parmby "xi: glm y x2 covar1 covar2 covar3, fam(poisson) link(log)
>>>> nolog robust eform", label norestore eform
>>>> sencode label, gene(parmlab)
>>>> eclplot estimate min95 max95 parmlab
>>>>
>>>> Problems are --
>>>> (1) does not graph box plots with whiskers
>>>> (2) I want to graph RRs of x1 and x2 together in same graph, but this
>>>> code creates two different datasets and includes RRs for the
>>>> covariates as well which I do not want. I'd like to create one dataset
>>>> that only stores estimates x1 and x2, then graph these RRs as box
>>>> plots with whiskers.
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