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Re: st: zoom on histograms

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: zoom on histograms
Date   Tue, 2 Oct 2012 23:29:26 +0100

The objection to subsetting with -if- is presumably that the densities
and/or fractions will no longer be correct.

There's a nice Tip on this in the Stata Journal:

SJ-5-2  gr0014  . . . . . . . Stata tip 20: Generating histogram bin variables
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. A. Harrison
        Q2/05   SJ 5(2):280--281                                 (no commands)
        tip illustrating the use of twoway__histogram_gen for
        creation of complex histograms and other graphs or tables

Note that -search histogram- would have pointed you to this. The
Statalist FAQ advises a use of -search- before posting.


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM, patrick patrick <> wrote:

> I have a very simple question, but I did not find the answer in the manual (or on the statalist server)
> Let's say I need to run -hist Y which gives me the histogram distribution of Y.
> The problem is that, as Y has a wide range, the whole plot is not very readable and so I would like to plot only a subset of that histogram.. for example only keeping small (or big) values for Y.
> In essence, I just would like to zoom on my graph!
> Of course I cannot run -hist Y if abs(Y)<10 because Stata would build an histogram on that subset of the data...
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