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

 From moleps <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: advanced (for me that is) graphing Date Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:43:12 +0100

```The histogram command ala Nick Cox is closest to what I want to convey, However since there are 56 years along the x-axis it doesnt look very nice. I could graph by decades, but all my other graphs are on individual years.  Also I´m not able to superimpose other plots on the same graph.

Regards

M

On 13. jan. 2010, at 18.33, Nick Cox wrote:

> 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
> [email protected]
>
> Nick Winter
> ===========
>
> 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
> ============
>
> 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
> ============
>
> 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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