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  • Combined graph of distribution of several variables

    I am trying to make a graph with 9 variables, all with the same label. I would like it to look like the attached picture. Does such a commando exist, or do I have to install another package. As of now I have installed the catplot package.
    TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's general election has extended the ruling camp's winning streak to five national ele

  • #2
    What you want is a horizontal stacked bar charts, which looks nice, but is not very good. The first and the last group can be easily compared, but the intermediate groups are much harder. A better alternative would be tabplot (from SSC).
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    Maarten L. Buis
    University of Konstanz
    Department of history and sociology
    box 40
    78457 Konstanz
    Germany
    http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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    • #3
      Thanks to Maarten for the plug, but tabplot is published in, and now maintained through, the Stata Journal:


      SJ-17-3 gr0066_1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Software update for tabplot
      (help tabplot if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox
      Q3/17 SJ 17(3):779
      added options for reversing axis scales; improved handling of
      axis labels containing quotation marks

      SJ-16-2 gr0066 . . . . . . Speaking Stata: Multiple bar charts in table form
      (help tabplot if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox
      Q2/16 SJ 16(2):491--510
      provides multiple bar charts in table form representing
      contingency tables for one, two, or three categorical variables


      So, if interested, in Stata go

      Code:
      search tabplot, sj
      and use the latest given source to download files.

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      • #4
        Thank you for your answers, I have tried your suggestions, but it does not seem to work.
        I have tried using the tabplot, however when combining more variables, I get the distribution of answer 1 from question 1 over answer 1 of question 2 etc.
        What I want, is just one graph with all the variables shown, but not with them being crossed. Is there a command for that?

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        • #5
          Code you don't show us doesn't seem to work with data you don't show us. That's hard even for experienced users to disentangle.

          Let's start with your 9 variables. You can't show 9 variables with tabplot.

          My guess is that you have 9 categories of one variable shown as 9 variables. To get closer to what Stata can do, and that means most commands in this territory, you will need some kind of reshape.

          I could make more guesses, but it's better that you give us your data, or at least a data example, following https://www.statalist.org/forums/help#stata
          Last edited by Nick Cox; 25 Mar 2019, 17:00.

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