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Speaking Stata: Graphing categorical and compositional data

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  • Nicholas J. Cox

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    (University of Durham, UK)

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A variety of graphs have been devised for categorical and compositional data, ranging from widely familiar to more unusual displays. Both official Stata commands and user-written programs are available. After a stacking trick for binary responses is explained, bar charts and related displays for cross-tabulations are discussed in detail. Tips and tricks are introduced for plotting cumulative distributions of graded (ordinal) data. Triangular plots are explained for threeway compositions, such as three proportions or percentages. Copyright 2004 by StataCorp LP.

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Article provided by StataCorp LP in its journal Stata Journal.

Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 190-213

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Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:4:y:2004:i:2:p:190-213

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Keywords: graphics; categorical data; binary data; nominal data; ordinal data; grades; compositional data; cross-tabulations; bar charts; cumulative distributions; logit scale; catplot; tabplot; tableplot; distplot; mylabels; triplot;

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Cited by:
  1. Ben Jann, 2005. "Tabulation of multiple responses," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 5(1), pages 93-122, March.

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