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Michael Hanson <mshanson@mac.com> |

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Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports |

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Wed, 03 Dec 2008 18:03:01 -0500 |

On Dec 3, 2008, at 4:20 PM, Martin Weiss wrote:

"Export the Stata graphs as PDF format. (A feature only available in the Mac version, I believe.)"In Windows, -gr export- as .eps and use !epstopdf from your MikTeXdistribution. Not much more effort than on the MAC...HTH Martin

Martin:

<http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-12/msg00069.html>

<http://www.tug.org/mactex/>

Hope this helps, Mike

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_______________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 10:13 PM Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exportsDan:I have done something like this for several presentations --although I typically prefer to use a remote to step through the"movie frames" rather than automate the transitions. That way Ican stop and comment on certain slides (the audience sees it as"freezing" the animation), or go back to a specific slide toanswer questions.The caveat, given the details you have provided in your message:my process requires a Macintosh. Specifically, it requires useof Keynote, Apple's presentation software available only for MacOS X.Briefly, in three steps (though I am happy to provide details ifrequested):1. Export the Stata graphs as PDF format. (A feature onlyavailable in the Mac version, I believe.)2. Place PDFs of graphs into individual slides in Keynote.3. Add automatic timed transitions and effects as needed. Youcan set transition times on a per-slide basis, as you inquired.This whole process is very easy with Keynote, as it provides finecontrols for aligning the graphs and professional transitionsbetween slides. Plus, since everything is done with PDF, youdon't get those "jaggies" (i.e. pixelation) that often afflictgraphics in PowerPoint. Additionally, with Keynote you can exportyour presentation to QuickTime (.mov) or Flash (.swf) formats asa self- running, cross-platform file if desired.I suspect one could use LaTeX-based presentation tools (beamer?powerdot? prosper?) to accomplish the same thing, albeit with(much) more effort.Hope this helps, Mike On Dec 3, 2008, at 2:49 PM, Dan Weitzenfeld wrote: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 allowforvariable 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 mylocation-oriented data, exporting graphs as .emf/.wmf, ungroupingtheresult 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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**References**:**st: Video from multiple graph exports***From:*"Dan Weitzenfeld" <dan.weitzenfeld@emsense.com>

**Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports***From:*Michael Hanson <mshanson@mac.com>

**Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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