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st: RE: RE: RE: graph combine, asis


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: graph combine, asis
Date   Wed, 21 Apr 2004 13:25:18 +0100

Why do you want this? To review 
a series of graphs, I use the -showgph- 
command from SSC to get a slide show. 
(When I say from SSC, I mean an updated
version of the program on SSC for Stata 8, 
not public, but easily made so.) 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Jann, Ben
> Sent: 21 April 2004 13:07
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: RE: graph combine, asis
> 
> 
> Naji, thank's for the tip. There are some issues, though:
> 
> - The size of fonts is still being modified. This can be
>   fixed by specifying -graph combine ..., ... iscale(1)-
> 
> - Graphs can not be larger than 20in x 20in. This does not 
>   really matter, though, as long as the proportion 
>   between xsize and ysize remains constant (i.e., instead 
>   of, e.g., size 30x20 one can just specify size 15x10).
> 
> - The main problem is that the method only works in the 
>   special case with only one column (and overall xsize < 
>   ysize) or one row (and overall ysize < xsize) of graphs. 
>   Option -iscale()- may be used to rescale fonts/symbols 
>   (e.g., in the case of an array of 2x3 graphs [and 
>   overall ysize < xsize] specify -iscale(.5)-). However,
>   there are a lot of other sizes depending on min(overall 
>   xsize, overall ysize), which cannot be influenced by 
>   -iscale-. Thus, the single graphs will look differently.
> 
> After a lot of playing around, I could not find a satisfying 
> solution. I guess, the only way to solve the problem would 
> be to change the reference for the determination of relative 
> sizes to min(xsize,ysize) of the embedded graphs instead of 
> the combined graph. This, however, does not seem to be 
> possible.
> 
> ben
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of 
> > Naji Nassar (MIReS)
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:37 PM
> > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Subject: st: RE: graph combine, asis
> > 
> > 
> > Ben,
> > 
> > I don't know if the following will help, but here what I used to do
> > - For each single graph, I just fix x&y size (4x4)
> > - For the combine graph, I just fix the overall x&y size as 
> > the sum of x&y size 
> > 
> > twoway (histogram var1,...) (scatter btta var1, ...), 
> > ysize(4) xsize(4)
> > graph copy hoist, replace
> > qbeta var1, ... ysize(4) xsize(4) 
> > graph copy bsist, replace
> > graph combine hoist bsist, xsize(8) ysize(4)
> > You'll get a vector of 1x2 graphs without any modification
> > 
> > Best
> >  
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]De la part de Jann, Ben
> > Envoyé : mardi 20 avril 2004 20:59
> > À : statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Objet : st: graph combine, asis
> > 
> > 
> > Sometimes, I wish there was a "light" version of 
> > -graph combine-. That is, a command to array several 
> > graphs just like -graph combine- does, but without 
> > reinterpreting the single graphs. The only thing the 
> > command should do is to scale the graphs and array 
> > them into a new graph (i.e., the single graphs should 
> > look exactly the same as before, just smaller).
> > 
> > Does anyone have an idea how such a command (or an 
> > "asis" option to -graph combine-) could be realized? 
> > Or is this totally against the way how Stata treats 
> > graphs?
> > 
> > Thanks for any hints,
> > 
> > ben
> >
> 
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