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st: update hangroot available from SSC

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   stata list <[email protected]>
Subject   st: update hangroot available from SSC
Date   Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:46:21 +0000 (GMT)

An update of the -hangroot- package is thanks to Kit Baum 
now available from SSC. -hangroot- produces a graph comparing 
the distribution of variable with a theoretical distribution 
by "hanging" the histogram of that variable from the theoretical 
distribution. This way the deviations from the theoretical 
distribution become visible as deviations from the x-axis. This 
makes spotting patterns in these deviations easier than when the 
theoretical curve is overlaid on a regular histogram, as in 
that case we need to compare relative to a curve rather than 
the straight and horizontal x-axis. A more complete 
description with many example graphs can be found at: 

In this update I added the possibility to use this graph to 
compare the distribution of a variable across two groups, e.g. 
the wage distribution across people with and without a college 
degree. One of these groups plays the role of the theoretical 
distribution, and the the histogram of the other group "hangs" 
from it.

One can install this update by typing in Stata -ssc instal 
hangroot, replace-.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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