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

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

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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:38:28 +0530 |

Sorry for the confusion. I got the point. Second method works the best. Thanks!! On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am puzzled by these comments. > > You produced 6 graphs and then combined them with -grc1leg- (Vince > Wiggins). That's what I meant by producing graphs separately. You can > get what you seemed to want with one command and without using > -grc1leg-. > > (Also, although you did not ask this, it's my view that you can get a > much cleaner and more effective graph with a different approach.) > > Nick > > On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM, kavita sardana > <kavita.sardana@teriuniversity.ac.in> wrote: > > 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/

**References**:**st: Margins not aligned for stacked hbar grc1leg***From:*kavita sardana <kavita.sardana@teriuniversity.ac.in>

**Re: st: Margins not aligned for stacked hbar grc1leg***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Margins not aligned for stacked hbar grc1leg***From:*kavita sardana <kavita.sardana@teriuniversity.ac.in>

**Re: st: Margins not aligned for stacked hbar grc1leg***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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