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# Re: st: Bar graph

 From Jörg Eulenberger <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: Bar graph Date Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:07:16 +0200

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Thanks a lot,
the references and the discussion are very helpful,
Thanks a lot,
Jörg

Am 04.06.2013 20:15, schrieb Nick Cox:
> Good example.
>
> By the way, I think it's fairly crazy to use O deg Fahrenheit as the
> base of a bar chart, a point I have made previously to StataCorp.   32
> deg F perhaps, or even better just use -graph dot-.
>
> (Reminder for people in most countries of the world: use of Fahrenheit
> temperatures is in practice largely confined to the USA.)
> Nick
> [email protected]
>
>
> On 4 June 2013 19:09, Friedrich Huebler <[email protected]> wrote:
>> 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,
>>>
>>>
>>> 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:
>>>>>
>>>>> Know every one a solution or a graph command?
>>>>> Thanks a lot,
>>>>> Jörg
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