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Re: st: Plot of horizontal bars in descending order of the percentages of categories of a string variable


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Plot of horizontal bars in descending order of the percentages of categories of a string variable
Date   Sun, 1 Dec 2013 15:17:36 +0000

"The English have no soul; they have the understatement instead."
(George Mikes)


Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 1 December 2013 15:12, jose maria pacheco de souza <jmpsouza@usp.br> wrote:
> Em 01/12/2013 12:19, Nick Cox escreveu:
>>
>> Good, but I don't know what you are quoting from here.
>> Nick
>> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>
>>>> Try -catplot- (SSC).
>>>>
>>>> Nick
>>>> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
> help for catplot
> Remarks
> ...
> ...
> Note some simple principles in this territory:
>
>         It is difficult to create a great graph, but easy to improve a bad
> one.
>         Comparisons must be easy. That could mean in one dimension, across a
> row or down a column, or it could mean using a table structure.
>         Ordering by magnitude may be even more useful than ordering by
> category.
>         Bars are better than pie slices as length is easier to judge than
> angle. Dots on a scale are a good way to include magnitudes.
>         Text is better read as horizontal than as vertical.
>         Showing numbers as text as well by graphical elements can be
> helpful.
>         Lose the legend if you can. A great advantage of graph hbar | bar |
> dot is strong support for category labels, which can be nested too.
>
>
> josé maria
>
>
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