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"Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file |

Date |
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:12:16 -0500 |

Well, this is no surprise, since you export it as pdf to the same gph file thus destroying it's contents. Best regards, Sergiy Radyakin On 2/14/08, Davide Cantoni <davide.cantoni@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > > > * > > > * For searches and help try: > > > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > > > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > > > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > > > * > > * For searches and help try: > > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file***From:*"Davide Cantoni" <davide.cantoni@gmail.com>

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**Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file***From:*"Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>

**Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file***From:*"Davide Cantoni" <davide.cantoni@gmail.com>

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