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Re: st: File not a Stata .gph file


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   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
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