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Re: st: Combining graphs addendum


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Combining graphs addendum
Date   Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:57:32 +0000

I don't understand what is going on but my wild guess is that -panel1-
and -panel2- are never being produced at all.

Try

su HIP1824Px HIP1836Px HIP1819Px

su HIP1824Px HIP1836Px HIP1819Px if LOS>0 & hospital_group=="" ///
& separation_fy=="2010/11"

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 12 February 2014 00:47, Paul <paul@iheta.com> wrote:
> Thank you Nick. Your more elegant code produced the error message shown
> below the code.
>
> ******************
> local pre graph bar total_episd_amt if LOS>0 & hospital_group=="" ///
> & separation_fy=="2010/11", ///
> over (COMPTOT, relabel(2 "Complication" 1 "NoComplication"))
>
> local i=1
> foreach v of varlist HIP1824Px HIP1836Px HIP1819Px {
>
> `pre' over(`v', relabel(2 "`v'"  1 "Other admissions")) ///
> title("Mean episode amount overnight stays, public hospitals 2010/11") ///
> subtitle("`v' with/without complications") name(panel`i', replace)
>
> local i=`i'+1
> }
>
> graph describe panel1
> graph describe panel2
> graph describe panel3
>
> graph combine panel1 panel2 panel3
>
> ********************
>
> Error message: "graph panel1 not found"
>
>
> **********************
>
> My subsequent "graph describe" shows that only panel3 is in memory, so
> your first two "graph describe panel1" and "graph describe panel2" found
> nothing to describe.
>
> Something is eating my first two graphs.
>
> Paul Gross
>
> On 12/02/14 7:51 AM, "Nick Cox" <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>This thread is all tangled up.
>>
>>First off, -name()- specifies a graph name, and contrary to Rich's
>>suggestion, you should not add ".gph" in the subsequent -graph
>>combine- call.
>>
>>Please
>>
>>1. Ensure that your code is run from one and only one place. Don't mix
>>do-file and interactive statements, just in case you have been doing
>>that.
>>
>>2. Try this (each /// should appear at the end of a line)
>>
>>local pre graph bar total_episd_amt if LOS>0 & hospital_group=="" ///
>>& separation_fy=="2010/11", ///
>>over (COMPTOT, relabel(2 "Complication" 1 "NoComplication"))
>>
>>local i=1
>>foreach v of varlist HIP1824Px HIP1836Px HIP1819Px {
>>
>> `pre' over(`v', relabel(2 "`v'"  1 "Other admissions")) ///
>> title("Mean episode amount overnight stays, public hospitals 2010/11")
>>///
>> subtitle("`v' with/without complications") name(panel`i', replace)
>>
>>local i=`i'+1
>>}
>>
>>graph describe panel1
>>graph describe panel2
>>graph describe panel3
>>
>>graph combine panel1 panel2 panel3
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Nick
>>njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>
>>
>>On 11 February 2014 20:36, Paul <paul@iheta.com> wrote:
>>> Thank you Rich but the coding below produced another error message:
>>>
>>> "file panel1.gph not found"
>>>
>>> local i=1
>>> foreach v of varlist HIP1824Px HIP1836Px HIP1819Px {
>>> graph bar total_episd_amt if LOS>0 & hospital_group=="" &
>>> separation_fy=="2010/11", over (COMPTOT, relabel(2 "Complication" 1
>>> "NoComplication")) over(`v', relabel(2 "`v'"  1 "Other admissions"))
>>>title
>>> ("Mean episode amount overnight stays, public hospitals 2010/11")
>>>subtitle
>>> ("`v' with/without complications") name(panel`i')
>>> local i=`i'+1
>>> }
>>>
>>> graph combine panel1.gph panel2.gph panel3.gph,cols(1)
>>>
>>> My loop with the local `i' is sending graphs into a void or overwriting
>>> them
>>>
>>> Any more suggestions please?
>>>
>>> Paul
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 12/02/14 12:06 AM, "Richard Goldstein" <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>>you need to add ".gph" to your names in your "graph combine" line
>>>>
>>>>Rich
>>>>
>>>>On 2/10/14, 10:06 PM, Paul wrote:
>>>>> Sorry, I omitted the graph combine code
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a very large file of 2.3 million hospital admissions, and am
>>>>> using stata v 13.1 on a MacBook Pro
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to create three bar charts of the hospital cost of
>>>>>complications
>>>>> for hip replacement, using three different icd codes for the hip
>>>>> procedures. I want to then  combine the three in one graph.
>>>>>
>>>>> This seemed straightforward with the following loop:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> gen i=1
>>>>> foreach v of varlist HIP1824Px HIP1836Px HIP1819Px {
>>>>>  graph bar total_episd_amt if LOS>0 & hospital_group=="" &
>>>>> separation_fy=="2010/11", over (COMPTOT, relabel(2 "Complication" 1
>>>>> "NoComplication")) over(`v', relabel(2 "`v'"  1 "  Other admissions"))
>>>>> title ("Mean episode amount overnight stays, public hospitals
>>>>>2010/11")
>>>>> subtitle ("`v' with/without complications") name(HIP`i')
>>>>>  replace i=i+1
>>>>>  }
>>>>> graph combine HIP1 HIP2 HIP3,cols(1)
>>>>>
>>>>> The error message is : HIP1 is not a memory graph
>>>>>
>>>>> I have tried various combinations of the saving and name conventions,
>>>>> including double quotation marks around the `i' in the name, but none
>>>>>work.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any  ideas, please?
>>>>>
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