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# Re: st: Bar graph

 From Friedrich Huebler <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: Bar graph Date Tue, 4 Jun 2013 14:09:18 -0400

```The graph in my example can be used to support Nick's arguments
against such representations of data. The difference between January
and July temperatures is more obvious in the original graph on the
Stata website.

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/graphics/gph/graphdocs/horizontal-bar-chart-with-multiple-bars-graphed-over-another-variable/

Friedrich

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Friedrich Huebler <[email protected]> wrote:
> Jörg,
>
> You can start with the examples on the Stata website.
>
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/graphics/gph/graphdocs/horizontal-overlaid-twoway-bar-plots/index.html
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/graphics/gph/graphdocs/horizontal-bar-chart-with-multiple-bars-graphed-over-another-variable/
>
> Let's modify the second graph to draw the data like in the first graph.
>
> . webuse citytemp
> . replace tempjan = -1 * tempjan
> . collapse tempjan tempjuly, by(region)
> . twoway bar tempjan region, horizontal || bar tempjuly region,
> horizontal ylabel(1 "NE" 2 "N Cntrl" 3 "South" 4 "West", angle(0))
> ytitle("") xlabel(-50 "50" 0 "" 50 "50")
>
> Friedrich
>
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Nick Cox <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I wrote a program -slideplot- (SSC) a while back.
>>
>> I am no longer fond of this approach, so have not really developed it
>> since.  But the program is still lurking there, heedless of my lack of
>> affection.
>>
>> An overarching comment is that if -graph hbar- gets awkward, you
>> should switch to -twoway rbar-.
>> Nick
>> [email protected]
>>
>>
>> On 4 June 2013 15:19, Jörg Eulenberger <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Statalisters,
>>> i want to draw a graph like a Agepyramid to compare two groups, like this:
>>> http://www.martensville.ca/images/pages/N211/age%20pyramid.jpg
>>>
>>>  But i don't want on the left side the Agegroups. I need on the left
>>> side different Items.  Each row should show the values of one item, on
>>> the one side the value of man and on the otherside the value for woman.
>>>
>>> The Graph i want is on page 23:
>>> http://wcms.uzi.uni-halle.de/download.php?down=13415&elem=2248245
>>>
>>> Know every one a solution or a graph command?
>>> Thanks a lot,
>>> Jörg

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