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Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Multiple density plots, rotated and distributed on x-axis |

Date |
Tue, 2 Aug 2011 12:55:48 -0500 |

Like this? clear sysuse auto set obs 5000 kdensity mpg if fore == 0, n(5000) k(gauss) bw(3) gen(h0 d0) line d0 h0 kdensity mpg if fore == 1, n(5000) k(gauss) bw(3) gen(h1 d1) replace d1 = d1 + .2 tabstat mpg, by(fore) stat(p25 p50 p75) nototal line h1 d1 || line h0 d0, xtitle("") xlabel( .02 "Domestic" .22 "Foreign" ) /// legend(off) scheme(lean1) /// || scatteri 24.5 .264 19 .077 , recast(connected) ms(O) lw(thin) /// || scatteri 21 .255 16.5 .0698 , recast(connected) ms(O) lw(thin) /// || scatteri 28 .2427 22 .0601 , recast(connected) ms(O) lw(thin) Scott On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Venable <venablito@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Statalist, > > I would like to create a graph that contains several kernel density > plots, but with the plot rotated 90% right from the usual orientation, > and with each plot aligned to a point on the x axis. > > To be more concrete (borrowing an example from Angrist and Pischke, > Mostly Harmless Econometrics, Figure 3.1.1), suppose I wanted to show > the distribution of incomes in the US at different levels of eduction, > e.g. 8 years, 12 years, 14, 16, etc. The x-axis of the graph would be > years of education and the y axis the level of income. Above each > year, there would be a kernel density plot of incomes for that year, > with each rotated to the right, so that the "height" (density) is > horizontal distance. > > An additional bonus would be to be able to mark a few quantiles on > each density and connect these between years. For example, mark the > 25th, median and 75th percentile for each year and have these points > connected. > > Is this possible in Stata? > > I fear I may not be explaining this well in words, in spite of the > fact that it is very easy to show as a picture. Unfortunately Figure > 3.1.1 is not available in the Google Preview version of Mostly > Harmless Econometrics, so I have posted a simple hand-drawn version > here: > > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2937392/density-plot-sketch.pdf > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Multiple density plots, rotated and distributed on x-axis***From:*Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Multiple density plots, rotated and distributed on x-axis***From:*Venable <venablito@gmail.com>

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