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Re: st: Catplot for three variables on same graph

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Catplot for three variables on same graph
Date   Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:26:12 +0000


Your question here appears to centre on how to get your data in shape
for a graph, not the details of using -catplot- (a user-written
command from SSC, as you are asked to explain).

But t's not obvious that you need to -reshape- at all.

catplot education region urban

is but one of several legal commands, with modifications for your
exact variable names.


On 28 December 2013 17:17, Almazea Fatima <> wrote:

> I have three category variables with following value labels
> Education:   1 ==yes 2== No
> Region: Punjab==0 Sindh==1 KPK==2 Balochistan==3
> urban: urban==0 rural==1
> I followed following suggestions by Nick
> Here's the flavour of a -reshape- solution
>> sysuse auto , clear
>> local lab1 "`: var label foreign'"
>> local lab2 "`: var label rep78'"
>> rename (foreign rep78) (catforeign catrep78)
>> reshape long cat , i(make) string
>> replace _j = "`lab1'" if _j == "foreign"
>> replace _j = "`lab2'" if _j == "rep78"
>> catplot cat _j , percent(_j) nofill recast(bar)
>> Nick
> I am facing a problem in plotting graph because when I reshape, value labels for education and region disappear and there is only rural urban in "cat" variable along with some numbers. I guess I have to rework value labels and put some unique values, Even I tried this but still not working.
> Have any body idea, what mistake I am doing and what is solution?

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