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Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file


From   "Davide Cantoni" <davide.cantoni@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file
Date   Thu, 14 Feb 2008 21:55:09 -0500

Hello Sergiy,

thanks a lot for your comments. Let me answer in the right order. I
typed in the numbers by hand (it's only 5 obs -- just type in any
numbers to replicate) into the stata editor for var1 and var 2 , then
I run the following do-file:

*** do-file begins ***

gen lb = var1-invnormal(0.025)*var2

gen ub = var1+invnormal(0.025)*var2

label var var1 "Point Estimate"

label var lb "Lower"

label var ub "Upper bound of CI"

gen int var5 = 130 in 1
replace var5 = 134 in 2
replace var5 = 138 in 3
replace var5 = 142 in 4
replace var5 = 146 in 5

rename var5 quarter

format quarter %tqCY:q

twoway (rcap lb ub quarter) (scatter var1 quarter), yline(0)
legend(region(lstyle(none))) scheme(s1color) xtitle(year)
ytitle(coefficient) subtitle("Consumption later (Sum), nn matching")

graph save "consbought_sum_panel_nnmatch.gph", replace asis

graph export "consbought_sum_panel_nnmatch.gph", as(pdf) replace

*** do file ends ***

I should also add that the graph export as(pdf) command at the end is
not working either (no pdf file is created) even though Stata does not
give me an error message, either. But this may be secondary at this
stage.

(2) Yes, many of the older graphs are exactly the same combination of
rcap+scatter, with similar if not identical options.

(3) I tried dropping observations one at a time, and it does not work.

(5) the same happens on another computer with Windows platform.

The interesting observation is that if, after the end of the do file,
I repeat the twoway command and the graph save command by hand, the
saving works fine.

Best,

Davide


On 14/02/2008, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Davide,
>
>  1) can you post the original command which builds the graph in the first place?
>  2) is any of the "older" graphs similar/exactly same as the one that
>  stopped working?
>  3) can you kick out observations from your data and see if save/use
>  starts working at some point? if it does not and the number of obs is
>  low enough may be you could post the data as well?
>  4) try to trace graph use, and see where it breaks down.
>  5) try to open your gph file on another computer/platform. If it opens
>  -- then there is something wrong with graph use on your machine, if
>  not - there is smth wrong with graph save. Can you post the gph file?
>  6) rcap works fine on Stata / Windows 9.2:
>
>  twoway rcap  length  weight  price
>  graph save "X:\untitled.gph", replace
>  graph use X:\untitled.gph
>
>  Best regards, Sergiy
>
>
>  On 2/14/08, Davide Cantoni <davide.cantoni@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Hello, I am having a problem in creating a twoway (rcap + scatter)
>  > graph. I create the graph and save it as a .gph (Stata executes the
>  > command without any error messages); then, when I try to reopen it,
>  > Stata (Intercooled Stata 9.2 for Mac) says:
>  >
>  > . graph use "/consbought_sum_panel_nnmatch.gph"
>  > file not a Stata .gph file
>  > r(610);
>  >
>  > Again, when I had saved the graph in the first place, Stata gave no
>  > error messages. I tried to check the following:
>  >
>  > - saving with "asis" option: same problem.
>  > - other, older graphs I saved previously are fine and can be opened
>  > - I copied and pasted the relevant variables into a new dataset, and
>  > created/saved the graph out of that: same problem.
>  > - I ran one of the examples (about twoway rcap) in the help files,
>  > saved it as .gph, reopened: worked fine.
>  >
>  > Is anyone aware of what might cause such an error?
>  >
>  > Thanks for your suggestions,
>  >
>  > Davide
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