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RE: st: Bar Chart Area Pattern

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Bar Chart Area Pattern
Date   Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:43:21 -0000

My impression is the same as Maarten's. 

In addition I recommend Edward Tufte's book from 1983 or 2001 as an effective antidote to any urge to draw stacked bar charts with pattern fills. See


Maarten buis

--- On Mar 17, 2009, at 11:56 PM, Keuntae Kim aksed:
> > > I am drawing a stacked bar chart which has four
> > > categories [and] I would like to use different
> > > area patterns, such as hatched lines.
> > >
> > > In other words, I would like to draw a stacked
> > > bar chart that looks like one produced by
> > > twoway parea command.

--- Dave answered
> > Pattern fills are not supported by official Stata.

--- On Wed, 18/3/09, Keuntae Kim wrote:
> Is there any user written program for this?

As far as I know you have already found the only user
written program in this area: -twoway parea-. You can
use that to create a bar chart. To do so you need to
change your data quite a bit. For that the -contract-
and -collapse- commands are probably the most useful.

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