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st: request -export- as option to -graph-
another. I actually have to immediately export them into emf, wmf,
whatever my employer desires. I have realized that an immediate
-export()- option (analogous to -saving()-) would be extremely
useful, literally cutting my code in half. I cannot execute within a
loop because the names of the graphs have to be pretty descriptive of
what I am doing.
tw (blah blah blah).....
gr export "here.emf"
tw (blah blah blah), export("here.emf", emf)
another nice touch would be to not have to display the graph to
export it ( much like saving()), but my (limited) understanding of how
export works involves printer drivers converting files, such that the
graph must be displayed in order to "print" it.
I know they are small things, but when making many (many) graphs, it
adds up. Based on my runtimes (with tw and sub ado's already loaded
before times taken):
graph, : 5.5 seconds
export : 0.5 seconds
graph w/ export : 6.0 seconds
graph, nodraw saving() : 4.3 seconds
Assuming graph, nodraw export() acts the same, I save 1.7 seconds per graph.
A measely 1.7 seconds you say? True.... however I am running a total
of 1000 graphs (20 graphs from 50 different files). Thats a half hour
Anyways, seemed like a useful option to me, though I wanted to see if
anyone else thought so...
Full disclosure: I have been working with this for three days now. My
current view of the importance is thus highly skewed.
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