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Volume 4 Number 2: pp. 190-215



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Speaking Stata: Graphing categorical and compositional data

Nicholas J. Cox
University of Durham, UK
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Abstract.   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 three-way compositions, such as three proportions or percentages.
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