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Re: st: RE: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor
Date   Wed, 15 Aug 2007 15:59:07 -0400

.gph files can not be edited with a text editor because they are
binary files (use all 256 possible bytes), while a text editor like
notepad.exe will be unable to show/save most of them (safe codes would
be 32 to 127, not sure about the others)

So you should have edited the file in a HEX editor and _CHANGE_ only
that particular byte to an alphanumeric symbol. If you delete a
symbol, the whole file will be corrupted.

You can try again if you still have a backup copy

Best regards,
   Sergiy Radyakin


On 8/15/07, Fred Wolfe <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org> wrote:
> Tom,
>
> Thanks for the suggestion. I edited out the % in a text editor, but I
> guess I made it worse. In any event, my edit didn't work. I won't do it again.
>
> Fred
>
>
> At 02:27 PM 8/15/2007, you wrote:
>
> >Fred,
> >
> >This is just speculation but, in V9.2 graphics, you could edit and
> >resave a saved .gph file in a hex editor provided you did not
> >change the number of characters. Perhaps if you replace the % in
> >..plotregion1.barlabels[8].text.Arrpush 3.8% with another (valid)
> >character, you can recover your graph and continue editing.
> >
> >Tom
> >
> >-----------------------------------
> >Thomas J. Steichen
> >steicht@rjrt.com
> >-----------------------------------
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Fred Wolfe
> >Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:00 PM
> >To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >Subject: st: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor
> >
> >The graph editor is quite nice and very useful. However, I have run
> >into a problem. I was making an hbar graph, made many modifications,
> >and then modified blabel to add a % sign (what many of us had asked
> >for on the list). The editor accepted the % sign. I saved the graph,
> >but when I tried to use it I received this message:
> >
> >plotregion1.barlabels[8].text invalid name
> >error (198) reading file
> >Error in file, skipping lines:
> >   .plotregion1.barlabels[8].text.Arrpush 3.8%
> ><EndItem>
> >graph1.gversion invalid name
> >
> >I am now unable to -use- the graph and all of my time and work is
> >lost. I know better now,  but I suggest that the editor not allow
> >entries that will crash the graph.
> >
> >Fred
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Fred Wolfe
> >National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
> >Wichita, Kansas
> >Tel +1 316 263 2125
> >fwolfe@arthritis-research.org
> >
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> Fred Wolfe
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