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Re: st: request -export- as option to -graph-
and majordomo said: "Off with his head!"
(second time sending this..., first time didn't come through)
I have been doing a large series of graphs for comparison with one
> 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.
> current code
> tw (blah blah blah).....
> gr export "here.emf"
> desired code:
> 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
> to me.
> Anyways, seemed like a useful option to me, though I wanted to see if
> anyone else thought so...
> Dan Egan
> 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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