st: advanced (for me that is) graphing

 From moleps <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject st: advanced (for me that is) graphing Date Tue, 12 Jan 2010 21:14:15 +0100

```Dear listers,
I´m trying to create a graph with age on the y axis and time on the x axis (year). So far so good, the problem is that I´d like each year to be represented with the distribution of age on the y axis. I was thinking color coding the number of people within each 10-year category on the y axis, and having the colors with the associated numbers   in the legend. preferably all within a twoway graph so that I could also superimpose the median in the end.

egen agecut=cut(age),at(0(10)100)

gives me this

tab agecut Ye

|                               Year
agecut | 1953-1969  1970-1979  1980-1989  1990-1999  2000-2004  2005-2009 |     Total
-----------+------------------------------------------------------------------+----------
0 |        23         19         16          7          6          3 |        74
10 |        32         17          7         11          2          6 |        75
20 |        43         39         38         17          9          4 |       150
30 |       110         59         77         66         21         21 |       354
40 |       213        129        153        177         78         54 |       804
50 |       444        301        259        273        193        144 |     1,614
60 |       342        330        427        375        211        215 |     1,900
70 |        72        104        193        257        149        139 |       914
80 |         2         13         12         26         33         40 |       126
90 |         0          1          0          1          0          1 |         3
-----------+------------------------------------------------------------------+----------
Total |     1,281      1,012      1,182      1,210        702        627 |     6,014

I cannot get my head around to figuring out how to maintain age on the y-axis and have the frequencies color coded instead of having the frequencies on the y-axis and the age categories in the legend. Any ideas?

//M

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