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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 09:20:54 +0100

But a basic misunderstanding here is that with your example syntax the
first bar look is associated with the first variable being shown --
not the first bar.

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> What you seek appears in essence to be what is being done -- in
> various ways -- in the thread started by Stephen Jenkins yesterday.
> Nick
> 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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