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Re: st: Specifying barlook_option on sorted bar graph

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Specifying barlook_option on sorted bar graph
Date   Thu, 7 Apr 2011 09:04:48 +0100

What you seek appears in essence to be what is being done -- in
various ways -- in the thread started by Stephen Jenkins yesterday.


On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 2:03 AM, Mathew Kiang <> wrote:

> It seems like it should be a simple command, but I've given up in
> frustration and turn here for help.
> I'd like to make a series simple bar graphs (let's say two graphs), one
> variable at a time (let's say mpg then cost) over a categorical variable
> (e.g., carmodel), sorted in descending order for each; however, the catch is
> I want a specific car model differentiated in both graphs (via one of the
> barlook_options).
> graph bar mpg, over(carmodel, sort(1) descending)
> graph bar cost, over(carmodel, sort(1) descending)
> As far as I can tell, when I use a barlook_option like bar(#, color()), I
> have to specify the #th bar, which may not be the same across both graphs. I
> could go back and manually change each, but this quickly gets tedious with
> many different models or many different graphs.
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