### Thursday, March 09, 2006

## RE: st: A -graph twoway bar- equivalent of the -bargap- option?

In addition, recall that I posted a rough version of a -textbarplot- program in reply to an earlier question of the same kind. A better version of -textbarplot- will be added to the SSC archive shortly, at Kit Baum's convenience. It is just a wrapper for -twoway bar- with some bells and whistles.

In the spirit of Austin's reply, note that since you can put the bars where you want them and vary -barwidth()- too, you don't need an equivalent to -bargap()-, as the same, indeed more, flexibility is provided directly.

Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Austin Nichols > You can change the x-values so the bars overlap, or change the barw() > option so they overlap, or some combination of the two. Is that not > what you had in mind? > . sysuse sp500, clear > . twoway bar high date in 1/4, yla(1300(20)1340) barw(1.5) > . replace date= date+(2-_n)/3 in 1/4 > . twoway bar high date in 1/4, yla(1300(20)1340) Hiroshi Maeda

> > I've been experimenting with and comparing -graph bar- and > -graph twoway > > bar- commands for some time. I've noticed that -graph bar- has a > > -bargap- option, whereby one can control a gap between bars > defined by > > multiple y-variables. I find the ability of -bargap- to > make adjacent > > bars overwrap each other (e.g. -bargap(-50)-) very > attractive. Although > > I find the -graph twoway bar- more flexible, I haven't found its > > equivalent of -bargap- in the Graphics manual. > > > > Is there any way to implement the -bargap- option available in the > > -graph bar- command in the -graph twoway bar- command?

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