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st: RE: Graph bar with label wtih % symbol at the top of each bar


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Graph bar with label wtih % symbol at the top of each bar
Date   Thu, 10 May 2012 15:08:03 -0700 (PDT)

Marcos,

I don't think you can get the percentage symbol (%) to show, but you can
get the number to show as a percentage if you first multiply your binary
variables by 100, perhaps creating new variables, such as:

. foreach v of varlist var1 var2 var3 {
. 	gen `v'_pct = 100 * `v'
. }

A nice shortcut for labeling your axis is Nick Cox's -mylabels- from SSC.
Don't use the -myscale(@/100)- option in the example below if you first
multiply by 100 as in the example above.

. mylabels 0(20)100, myscale(@/100) local(pctlabel) suffix("%")
. graph bar (mean) var1 var2 var3, ylab(`pctlabel')

David
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David Radwin
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MPR Associates, Inc.
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-849-4942
Fax: 510-849-0794

www.mprinc.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Marcos Vinicius
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:56 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Graph bar with label wtih % symbol at the top of each bar
> 
> Hello,
> I used the following code to plot a graph representing 3 binary
variables
> with  ylabel to change the  percentage representation.(20% instead of
> 0.20) and blabel to show the label at the top of each bar.  My question:
> How to get a  percentage representation like 20% (instead of 0.20 ) for
> the label at the top of each bar ?
> 
> graph bar  (mean)  var1 var2 var3    ,     bargap(20)
> yvaroptions(relabel(1 "text1 " 2 " text2"  3 "text3"   ))   blabel(bar
> ,position(outside)  format(%4.2f))   ytitle("") ylabel( 0 "0" .2 "20%"
.4
> "40%" .6 "60%" .8 "80%" 1 "100%", angle(horizontal)) title("text4")
>  Best regards.
> Marcos.

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