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# Re: st: complicated twoway graph

 From Nick Cox To "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" Subject Re: st: complicated twoway graph Date Thu, 9 May 2013 19:57:18 +0100

```In addition, check out -catplot- (SSC).
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com

> Maria,
>
> This is a pretty standard stacked horizontal bar graph. The trick is:
> 1) do NOT use the 'percent' option, but compute the shares yourself, then
> 2) supply the resulting variables in right order (so that l1 of big
> has is in the same position from the axis as l1 of large),
> 3) suppress half of the legend (it is identical for big and small firms), and
> 4) make Stata recycle the colors within the chart with required period
> (3 in your case), and finally
> 5) relabel the axis (this is shown in the example you quote).
>
> optionally the gaps can be removed like here:
>
> Let me know if you need more help.
>
>
> On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Maria Sokolova <megami2717@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Yes, thanks so much! How do you syntax the twoway praph to do it like that?
>>
>>
>>> Тема: Re: st: complicated twoway graph
>>> Кому: "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
>>> Дата: Четверг, 9 май 2013, 19:45
>>> Hi Maria,
>>> do you mean something like this?
>>> Sergiy
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Maria Sokolova <megami2717@yahoo.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Hi everyone!
>>> > Need to figure out if stata 12 can generate a twoway
>>> graph bar with two distributions both being cumulative.
>>> > Explaining on example: I have 20 periods of time for
>>> which I have 3 measures for 2 groups of companies. The
>>> measures for each group sum up to 100% per each period.
>>> > I need a  graph akin to http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/library/GraphExamples/code/twobar4.htm,
>>> but with cumulations on both sides for each period.
>>> >
>>> > the example of the data would be:
>>> >
>>> >
>>>    L1
>>>
>>>    L2
>>>
>>>    L2
>>> >           big
>>>    small
>>>      big    small
>>>        big
>>>    small
>>> > q1       5
>>>    7
>>>        8
>>> 9
>>>    12
>>>    3
>>> > q2       6
>>>    9
>>>       10     13
>>>             15
>>>      9
>>> > q3       9
>>>    13
>>>        7
>>> 9
>>>    13
>>>    8
>>> > q4       14
>>>    16
>>>         8      10
>>>              9
>>>       7
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Maria
>>> >
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