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Re: st: Specifying barlook_option on sorted bar graph

From   Mathew Kiang <>
Subject   Re: st: Specifying barlook_option on sorted bar graph
Date   Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:40:39 -0400

Thanks, Nick.

I tried a search before but must have missed it. I'll look into the thread.


Nick Cox wrote:
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.


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

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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