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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: How to graph this. |

Date |
Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:13:33 +0000 |

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 >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > > -- > --------------------------------- > Maarten L. Buis > WZB > Reichpietschufer 50 > 10785 Berlin > Germany > > http://www.maartenbuis.nl > --------------------------------- > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**Re: st: How to graph this.***From:*Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>

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