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Re: st: RE: RE: symbol for ">=" in graph text box


From   "Leny Mathew" <lenymathewc@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: symbol for ">=" in graph text box
Date   Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:16:38 -0400

Ok!. That's something I didn't think about. Thank you, Eva.

Leny

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Eva Poen <eva.poen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Leny,
>
> in case you are a latex user, you can use the psfrag package, which
> allows you to replace arbitrary text in .eps files by latex code of
> your choice, on the fly. E.g. you could have "xyz" in you graph where
> you want the symbol to be, and then have \psfrag{xyz}{$\geq$} in your
> latex document.
>
> Eva
>
>
> 2008/10/13 Leny Mathew <lenymathewc@gmail.com>:
>> True! Even hacking .ps doesn't work as if I open the .ps file as in
>> notepad and change the symbol using the one from the character map, I
>> still have to save it with ANSI coding. If I keep it as ANSI and force
>> it to save, the ">' disappears and the "=" remains. It doesn't look
>> like unicode is compatible with  .ps. I'll post a listing if I figure
>> out a way to this.
>>
>> Leny
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> <>
>>>
>>> No, "over" does not capture the = bit.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
>>> Sent: 13 October 2008 17:40
>>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>> Subject: st: RE: symbol for ">=" in graph text box
>>>
>>> Hitherto in such cases I have used the word "over".
>>>
>>> Some people have saved to .eps and hacked the PostScript.
>>>
>>> Otherwise I agree with your general drift that it would be very nice if
>>> it were easier than it appears to be.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>>
>>> Leny Mathew
>>>
>>>                          I'm trying to include the 'correct' symbol
>>> for ">=" in the legend text box in a graph. Looking through the
>>> archives, I found Nick Cox's article on inserting awkward characters
>>> in stata which recommended using the 'char' command with the ASCII
>>> codes. This would have worked, but the ASCII code for ">=" comes under
>>> the extended list (code- 242) and this produces a different character
>>> which corresponds to 242 in the ANSI list. It looks like ">=" doesn't
>>> exist in the ANSI list!
>>> Another option was to use the method suggested by David Harrison in
>>> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-03/msg00483.html. I could
>>> modify the font that I was using by replacing a least used character
>>> by the ">=" sign from the ASCII list
>>> I ran into trouble with this as I couldn't replace a character with
>>> the ">=" symbol.
>>>
>>> Is there any easy way of doing this? I would think that the symbol for
>>> ">=" would be commonly used in graphs and was under the impression
>>> that this would be a simple thing to do!
>>>
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