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VIOPLOT: Stata module to produce violin plots with current graphics


  • Nick Winter

    (University of Virginia)

  • Austin Nichols

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vioplot displays a violin plot for one or more variables, optionally by categories formed by one or two other variables. Violin plots are a modification of box plots that add plots of the estimated kernel density to the summary statistics displayed by box plots.

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  • Nick Winter & Austin Nichols, 2008. "VIOPLOT: Stata module to produce violin plots with current graphics," Statistical Software Components S456902, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 17 Jun 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456902
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install vioplot". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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    violin plots; box plots; kernel density; Stata;
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