# RE: st: advanced (for me that is) graphing

 From "Nick Cox" <[email protected]> To <[email protected]> Subject RE: st: advanced (for me that is) graphing Date Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:33:09 -0000

```There are several other possibilities too. For example, -histogram- itself is much more flexible than is widely known:

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. histogram mpg, by(rep78, compact row(1)) yla(, ang(h)) width(2) xsc(r(0 11)) freq horizontal

Also, check out -tabplot- from SSC.

Nick
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Nick Winter
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Interestingly, the table you include makes a nice "plot" itself,
showing, more or less, the distribution by decade.

Continuing along that line, and rather differently from what you are
asking for, violin plots are another way to show distributions over time
(or against anything).  My -vioplot- from SSC will do them.

Maarten Buis
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Sounds like a case for Nick Cox's -stripplot-, which you can download from SSC by typing in Stata: -ssc install stripplot-.
The help-file contains many examples.

Moleps Islon
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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?

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