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st: Re: exporting graphs in xstata
Gene Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote
> I'm using stata in Linux now. It works very well, but I don't find any
> provision for copying graphs to the clipboard or saving them to a file
> in other than gph format. I would like to insert a graph into a Star
> Office document. I checked the FAQ's but could find nothing. I wonder
> how xstata users port their graphs into documents.
Windows and MacOS have strong concepts of application-independent
vector graphics clipboard formats. Windows has the WMF (Windows
metafile) format and Mac OS has the PICT format.
The closest thing to such a standard in the Unix world is an
encapsulated PostScript file (EPS). Stata for all operating
systems can produce EPS files with the -translate- command.
EPS is more than just a vector format; PostScript is its whole
own "little" language.
In StarOffice, if you pull down Insert--Graphics--From File
you should be able to select EPS as the filetype and import
a Stata graph that you have -translate-d to EPS format.
StarOffice likely is not up to interpreting the EPS code,
but will show you a rectangular outline of where the graph
is, and will send it along to your PostScript printer when
you print the document.
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