# Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar

 From David Radwin To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar Date Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:33:19 -0700

Friedrich,

Thank you for the suggestion. This graph is adequate, but I would like greater control over the spacing between bars as is typically done using the bargap or gap options. The reason would be to emphasize the comparison between college grads and non-college grads.

Is there a way to make the gaps between bars 2 and 3 and between bars 4 and 5 larger than the gaps between bars 1 and 2, bars 3 and 4, and bars 5 and 6?

David

At 7:09 PM -0400 3/13/08, Friedrich Huebler wrote:

```David,

Here is one solution.

. sysuse nlsw88, clear
. foreach var of varlist hours wage tenure {
sum `var' if collgrad == 0
gen ncg`var' = r(mean)
sum `var' if collgrad == 1
gen cg`var' = r(mean)
}
. keep in 1
. graph hbar ncghours - cgtenure, ascategory

Friedrich

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM, David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu> wrote:
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``` Dear Stata-listers,

I have a question analogous to one I asked last year that was
(http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-08/msg00934.html).

Rather than pose the question outright, I will illustrate with a

. sysuse nlsw88, clear
. graph hbar (mean) hours wage tenure, over(collgrad) showyvars

give you a graph with the bars in the order, from top to bottom, of:

1. mean hours for non-college grads
2. mean wage for non-college grads
3. mean tenure for non-college grads
4. mean hours for college grads
5. mean wage for college grads
6. mean tenure for college grads

But what I actually want is

1. mean hours for non-college grads
2. mean hours for college grads
3. mean wage for non-college grads
4. mean wage for college grads
5. mean tenure for non-college grads
6. mean tenure for college grads

Is there a option, user-written program, or set of commands that
would produce this graph?

David
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