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re: st: Printing graphs to pdf under program control


From   philippe.vankerm@ceps.lu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: st: Printing graphs to pdf under program control
Date   Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:00:11 +0200





Ian,

Let me not answer your question, but suggest an alternative route to
producing PDF graphs. It is using the command line programme -epstopdf- (a
google search will point you to download sites). For the sake of laziness,
I just quote a message I posted on Statalist in November 2003:

(See the whole thread on
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-11/index.html#00215 )

>>>>>>>>

However, under Windows, I've used the command-line converter -epstopdf-
(available in most LaTeX distributions I believe) without any problem. That
is: I export my Stata graph to EPS, call the external command -epstopdf- to
convert it to PDF, and the PDF file can be imported and PDFLaTeX-ed without
a glitch.

This can be done a one-step procedure with the following programme. Use
-grexportpdf using ... - instead of the official -graph export ...-

Best wishes

Philippe


*! grexportpdf 1.0, Ph.Van Kerm, Aug-2003
* this command exports current graph to PDF (requires epstopdf installed!!)
*  grexportpdf using path/filename
  cap pr drop grexportpdf
  pr def grexportpdf
    version 8
    syntax using/
    loc using = subinstr("`using'",".pdf","",.)
    gr export "`using'.eps" , replace
    !epstopdf "`using'.eps"
    erase "`using'.eps"
  end

>>>>

I hope this helps.

Philippe




<<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>><<<>>>
Dr. Philippe Van Kerm
IRISS - Integrated Research Infrastructure in the
Socio-Economic Sciences
CEPS/INSTEAD
BP48, L-4501 Differdange, Luxembourg
>> http://www.ceps.lu/iriss <<
>> http://econpapers.hhs.se/RAS/pva19.htm <<
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