## plot row pct by variable in a histogram

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# plot row pct by variable in a histogram

Is there any way to plot one variable and the row pct for that variable by another (from proq freq) as histogram?

Specifically, I have 2 variables, one is continuous that I am treating categorically (1-20) and the other is a binary 0/1 variable. I want to plot the first variable on the x axis and the row percent for the category 1 as the y axis.

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‎10-26-2017 06:17 PM
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## Re: plot row pct by variable in a histogram

What kind of plot? Scatter, bar, pie, line something else?

It may help to remember that the mean of 0/1 coded variable is the percent of 1 values. So with SGPLOT and Hbar or Vbar you could indicate the binary variable as the response variable and request the Stat=mean.

If you must see % symbols then assign a percent format to the binary variable for the plot. No need to use Proc Freq.

Other plots likely will require you to summarize the data, (hint: Proc means or Summary with your category variable as Class and the binary as a Var variable).

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‎10-26-2017 06:17 PM
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Posts: 13,338

## Re: plot row pct by variable in a histogram

What kind of plot? Scatter, bar, pie, line something else?

It may help to remember that the mean of 0/1 coded variable is the percent of 1 values. So with SGPLOT and Hbar or Vbar you could indicate the binary variable as the response variable and request the Stat=mean.

If you must see % symbols then assign a percent format to the binary variable for the plot. No need to use Proc Freq.

Other plots likely will require you to summarize the data, (hint: Proc means or Summary with your category variable as Class and the binary as a Var variable).

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## Re: plot row pct by variable in a histogram

worked beautifully - thank you.

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