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Re: st: request -export- as option to -graph-


From   Daniel Egan <degan.stata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: request -export- as option to -graph-
Date   Fri, 26 Aug 2005 16:34:13 -0400

and majordomo said:  "Off with his head!"

Hi all,
 (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...
> 
>  Comments?
> 
> 
>  Cheers,
> 
>  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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