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Re: st: Re: Video from multiple graph exports


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: Video from multiple graph exports
Date   Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:42:30 -0500


In particular, head over to Google for their Motion Chart
gadget (Google bought Gapminder, this is their current
available version).

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=www.google.com/ig/modules/motionchart.xml


Martin Weiss wrote:
This thing made the rounds at the Milan UGM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w

Might wanna take it from there...

HTH
Martin _______________________
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Weitzenfeld" <dan.weitzenfeld@emsense.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 8:49 PM
Subject: st: Video from multiple graph exports


Hi Folks,
I'm considering making a movie using multiple Stata graphs, exported.
E.g., for t=0,1,...n, graphing the data at each t, and then using a
slide-show program to stack the graphs in time order, creating a
"movie" illustrating how the data changes over time.
My questions:

1.  Has anyone does this before, and if so, do you have
recommendations for the most flexible slide-show program?
Specifically, I'm wondering if there is a program that will allow for
variable intervals between slides (e.g., t=0, 1.5, 2, 2.2,....)

2.  Is there a way to overlay a Stata graph on top of a .jpg file?
I've been doing this manually, using -spmap- to plot my
location-oriented data, exporting graphs as .emf/.wmf, ungrouping the
result in PowerPoint and aligning the .jpg overlay.

3.  Am I trying to use Stata to do something it's not suited for?  I
know JMP can play movies from data, but I don't think the movies can
be exported, and, well, I'm partial to Stata.

Thanks in advance,
-Dan
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