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Re: st: Three-way (or more) histograms in Stata


From   "JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <jvverkuilen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Three-way (or more) histograms in Stata
Date   Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:07:27 -0400

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I wouldn't go either way personally. I would consider using -kdensity-
> to generate different densities, then superimpose, or look at a
> quantile plot using -qplot- (SJ).
>

Exactly what I was going to say. Superimposed histograms are tough to
read and interpret. Depending on the distribution even a -kdensity-
plot won't be that informative about important behavior such as in the
tails, which is why hazard functions or -qplot- are frequently used.

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