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Re: st: How to graph this.


From   Alan Neustadtl <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com>
To   Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: How to graph this.
Date   Mon, 3 Feb 2014 10:00:26 -0500

Amadou,

This looks like a treemap, developed by Ben Shneiderman
(http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap/).  I don't know if these can
easily be created in Stata, but I think people have had some success
using Microsoft Excel
(http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/msrdatavis/treemap.aspx).

Best,
Alan

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Michael Barker <mdb96statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've heard of people using Tableau for data visualization, though I
> have not used it personally.
>
> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Indeed, I believe this might be rather difficult to implement. We're
>> working on economic complexity for African products and my boss wants
>> me to reproduce graphs like this
>> (http://atlas.media.mit.edu/explore/tree_map/export/usa/all/show/2010/).
>> So far, I am using stacked graph bars (each one representing the share
>> of total value but with over 200 products, this is not well
>> rendering). I believe Hausmann and Hidalgo and their team might be
>> using a dedicated software to plot such graphs, but we have no clue of
>> which one they are using. If not doable in stata, does any one know
>> which tool is better appropriate? I wish you a good night.
>>
>> 2014-02-03, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>:
>>> I agree with Maarten. -spineplot- was written up in Stata Journal 8(1)
>>> 2008 but it's not for arbitrary tilings with area proportional to
>>> value.
>>>
>>> If you have identifiers for the incomes, and the number is modest, I
>>> find it hard to see advantages in your design over -graph hbar- or
>>> -graph dot-. Otherwise, some kind of quantile, distribution or Lorenz
>>> plot seems indicated.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3 February 2014 12:08, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> That looks like a mosaic plot. As far as I know, the only version of a
>>>> mosaic plot that has been implemented in Stata is Nick Cox's
>>>> -spineplot- (available from SSC), However that is for two-dimensional
>>>> problems, i.e. involving two variables, and you seem to have a
>>>> one-dimensional problem, i.e. one variable. I don't think that what
>>>> you were asked to do is a very good idea: look at how your information
>>>> is stored in the graph. It is there in terms of the area of different
>>>> blocks. Humans are pretty bad at interpretating areas, so your graph
>>>> is not a very efficient way of conveying information.
>>>>
>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>> Maarten
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Dear statlisters,
>>>>> I've been asked to produce the following graph, but couldn't find a
>>>>> way to do it.
>>>>> Let's say you have 3 individuals whose income are
>>>>>
>>>>> obs inc
>>>>> 1    75
>>>>> 2    12.5
>>>>> 3    12.5
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to have the following graph: a matrix of total income, where
>>>>> each individual's share will be plotted.
>>>>>
>>>>> ---------------------------------------------
>>>>> |                              |             |
>>>>> |                              |     12.5  |
>>>>> |         75                  |  --------   |
>>>>> |                              | 12.5      |
>>>>> |                              |             |
>>>>> ---------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> If possible, I want to add labels and plot each box with a different
>>>>> color. Of course, in my sample, I have more observations.
>>>>>
>>>>> Best regards and thanks for usual support.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD.
>>>>> Senior Economist, AfDB.
>>>>> a.b.diallo@afdb.org
>>>>> +21671101789
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> ---------------------------------
>>>> Maarten L. Buis
>>>> WZB
>>>> Reichpietschufer 50
>>>> 10785 Berlin
>>>> Germany
>>>>
>>>> http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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>>
>> --
>> Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD.
>> Senior Economist, AfDB.
>> a.b.diallo@afdb.org
>> +21671101789
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