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Re: st: Frequency Distribution

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Frequency Distribution
Date   Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:24:38 +0000

If this is what Kennedy/Keniajin wants, then I would be pleased too.

Otherwise the complaint is unclear to me. Precisely why is the -by()-
graph not what you want? Do you want bars side-by-side? stacked
vertically? and so forth.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Maarten Buis <> wrote:

> You can use Nick Cox's -qplot- or -stripplot- for that. Type in Stata
> -findit qplot- and -findit stripplot- to find them.
> *------------------ begin example ------------------
> sysuse auto
> qplot weight, over(foreign)
> stripplot weight, separate(foreign) stack width(200)
> stripplot weight, over(foreign) stack width(200)
> *------------------- end example -------------------
> (For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see:
> )

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 7:47 AM, Keniajin Wambui wrote:

>> I want to create a frequency distribution of a variable serial number
>> grouped by year in stata 12 I.C for windows. ie I have serial numbers
>> collected from say from year 2000 to year 2012. i want to create a
>> frequency plot of the serial numbers per year on one graph. How can I
>> do it?
>> i have tiried
>> hist nserial ,frequency by(yr)
>> but its giving graphs per year
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