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kavita sardana <kavita.sardana@teriuniversity.ac.in> |

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Re: st: Margins not aligned for stacked hbar grc1leg |

Date |
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:10:50 +0530 |

Thanks Nick Graphs are not produced separately, they are produced as one graph. However, the last graph(a2.gph) is not aligned with the other 5 graphs(a.gph, a1a.gph, a1b.gph, a1c.gph, a1d.gph) on the left margin. Other than that it the program is running fine. On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:24 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > Comments on various levels: > > 1. This won't run without a fix: the last category of -q- is defined > as "above 65" but the last separate graph is for "above65" and there > are no such observations. That is, a space should be inserted to fix. > > 2. -grc1leg- is not explained as being user-written, and as downloaded > from where, and the code won't run unless it is installed. > > 3. I don't see why the graphs are being produced separately when they > can be produced as one. You just need -over(q)- and not to restrict > graphs to each age category. > > 4. However, stacking and showing the numerical values just doesn't > work well here when several of your percents are zero or otherwise > very small. There just isn't enough space to put the values for small > percents anywhere! > > 5. I suggest something different, in essence a table of bars. My > -tabplot- (SSC) is one possibility, but here's an approach with > official commands. > > First, you need a different data structure. > > reshape long a, i(q) j(answer) > label def answer 1 "No Change" 2 "Better" 3 "Worse" 4 "No direct > experience" 5 "Don't know" > label val answer answer > encode q, gen(age) > gen a2 = round(a,1) > > Then I produce a table of bars. > > twoway bar a age, horizontal by(answer, row(1) compact legend(off) > note("")) barw(0.7) /// > ysc(reverse) xla(none) xsc(r(. 80)) yla(1/6, nogrid valuelabel ang(h) > tlength(0)) ytitle("") /// > || scatter age a, ms(none) mla(a2) xtitle("") > > Suggestions here: > > If you show the numbers, you don't need the numerical scale too. > > If you show the numbers, you don't need 2 decimal places. Round first. > > I've not disturbed your ordering, beyond correcting punctuation, but > I'd guess that "No change" belongs between "Better" and "Worse". > > You need the Graph Editor too to edit "No direct experience" to two lines. > > There's more in the same vein at > > SJ-8-2 gr0034 . . . . . . . . . . Speaking Stata: Between tables and graphs > (help labmask, seqvar if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox > Q2/08 SJ 8(2):269--289 > outlines techniques for producing table-like graphs > > and a .pdf is accessible at > http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=gr0034 > > Nick > > On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:46 AM, kavita sardana > <kavita.sardana@teriuniversity.ac.in> wrote: >> I am combining 5 stacked hbar graphs. For the last hbar graph, for age >> group "above 65", margins are not aligned. Will appreciate any help on >> this. >> >> >> clear all >> >> input str25 q a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 >> >> "18-24" 14.29 52.63 26.32 6.77 0.00 >> >> "25-34" 9.04 65.96 23.40 1.60 0.00 >> >> "35-44" 10.67 54.49 33.15 0.56 1.12 >> >> "45-54" 9.01 67.57 22.52 0.90 0.00 >> >> "55-64" 10.29 61.76 23.53 4.41 0.00 >> >> "above 65" 0.00 69.23 30.77 0.00 0.00 >> >> end >> >> graph hbar a1-a5 if q=="18-24", percent over(q, label (labsize(tiny)) >> gap(20)) blabel(bar, format(%3.2f) position(center)) ytitle("Age") /// >> >> stack legend(off) yscale(off) yline(20 40 60 80 ,lwidth(0.25) lcolor(black)) /// >> >> saving(a1, replace)yscale(off) plotregion(margin( b+1 t+1)) outergap(50) >> >> >> >> graph hbar a1-a5 if q=="25-34", percent over(q, label (labsize(tiny)) >> gap(20)) blabel(bar, format(%3.2f) position(center)) ytitle("Age") /// >> >> stack legend(off) yscale(off) yline(20 40 60 80 ,lwidth(0.25)lcolor(black)) /// >> >> saving(a1a, replace)yscale(off) plotregion(margin( b+1 t+1)) outergap(50) >> >> >> >> graph hbar a1-a5 if q=="35-44", percent over(q, label (labsize(tiny)) >> gap(20)) blabel(bar, format(%3.2f) position(center)) ytitle("Age") /// >> >> stack legend(off) yscale(off) yline(20 40 60 80 ,lwidth(0.25) lcolor(black)) /// >> >> saving(a1b, replace)yscale(off) plotregion(margin( b+1 t+1)) outergap(50) >> >> >> >> graph hbar a1-a5 if q=="45-54", percent over(q, label (labsize(tiny)) >> gap(20)) blabel(bar, format(%3.2f) position(center)) ytitle("Age") /// >> >> stack legend(off) yscale(off) yline(20 40 60 80 ,lwidth(0.25)lcolor(black)) /// >> >> saving(a1c, replace)yscale(off) plotregion(margin( b+1 t+1)) outergap(50) >> >> >> >> graph hbar a1-a5 if q=="55-64", percent over(q, label (labsize(tiny)) >> gap(20)) blabel(bar, format(%3.2f) position(center)) ytitle("Age") /// >> >> stack legend(off) yscale(off) yline(20 40 60 80 ,lwidth(0.25) lcolor(black)) /// >> >> saving(a1d, replace)yscale(off) plotregion(margin( b+1 t+1)) outergap(50) >> >> >> >> graph hbar a1-a5 if q=="above65", percent over(q,label (labsize(tiny)) >> gap(40)) blabel(bar, format(%3.2f) position(center)) ytitle("Age") /// >> >> stack legend(span rows(1) label(1 "No Change") label(2 "Better") /// >> >> label(3 "Worse") label(4 "No direct experience") label(5 "Dont know") /// >> >> size(tiny)) /// >> >> yline(20 40 60 80 ,lwidth(0.25 ) lcolor(black)) saving(a2, replace) >> >> grc1leg a1.gph a1a.gph a1b.gph a1c.gph a1d.gph a2.gph, cols(1) /// >> >> imargin(0 0 0 0) xcommon legendfrom(a2.gph) >> > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- Kavita Sardana Ph.D. University of Georgia Assistant Professor Department of Policy Studies TERI University 10, Institutional Area Vasant Kunj New Delhi-70 India Tel. +91 11 26122222, 26139110, 26139011 Ph: * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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