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Re: st: blabel(group) for bar graphs

From   Philip Ryan <>
Subject   Re: st: blabel(group) for bar graphs
Date   Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:08:29 +0930

By specifying -blabel(group)- you have asked Stata to label the bars with the value labels of the first (and in your case, only) over() variable, that is, foreign.

Specifying -blabel(name)- will get you closer to what I think you want.

see help graph -- bar --blabel_options


At 01:21 AM 13/09/2004 +0200, you wrote:

Dear Statlisters,
the admittedly nonsensical example below,

sysuse auto, clear
graph bar headroom trunk, over(foreign) blabel(group)

will produce bar labels inconsistent with labels on the category axis. What have I done to make all cars domestic?

One should also think it possible to reproduce this behavior with

graph hbar headroom trunk, over(foreign) blabel(group)

and yet another surprise -- have I suddenly moved abroad?

-- Håkon

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