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Re: st: Logs and graphics queries


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Logs and graphics queries
Date   Sat, 26 Apr 2008 17:45:10 +0100 (BST)

--- "Hoffman, George" <ghoffman@mcw.edu> wrote:
> Having used stata dos/windows for the past 15+ years, I have set up
> stata to autolog all sessions in text format. My approach to graphics
> logging is still absolutely manual, and often I end up wising that I
> had saved a graph window that I had closed (usually a while back). 
> When I do desire to save a graph, I usual clipboard cut-paste to
> powerpoint.
> 
> Queries: do any listers have a more convenient way to save graphics
> froma session? Suggestion for graphics application other than PP to
> paste a series of graphs? Is there any way to have stata save a
> combined log of text and graphics, now or in the future? 

You can save a graph using the -graph save- command, see -help graph
save-. Having said that, I work a lot with graphs but I almost never
save them. I almost always work from a do file, the only reason for
working interactively is to quickly try stuff out, but any change in
data, analysis, or graph I want to keep is in a do file. As a
consequence I hardly ever save changed data, look in a log, or try to
find a stored graph; it just much easier to re-do the do-file. There
are two benefits of this way of working: often I want to do something
similar to what I have done before, in those cases I can use those
earlier do-files as a template (many of the more elaborate examples I
sent to statalist started life that way). The most important benefit
and timesaver is that this way it becomes much easier to correct
mistakes.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting address:
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+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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