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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports |

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Thu, 4 Dec 2008 00:15:25 +0100 |

sysuse auto, clear sc mpg wei cap erase mygr.eps cap erase mygr.pdf gr export mygr.eps !epstopdf mygr.eps !start mygr.pdf HTH Martin _______________________

To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:07 AM Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports

Martin:Since epstopdf is available for the same three platforms as Stata (i.e.,Mac, Unix, Windows), perhaps a few examples showing how you "talk to itfrom inside Stata" would be of general interest. Indeed, withoutstepping on the feet of the Stata Journal editors, I think this would bea good topic for a Stata Tip in an upcoming issue of the SJ.-- Mike On Dec 3, 2008, at 5:58 PM, Martin Weiss wrote:Well, epstopdf is free as well and I know how to talk to it from insideStata. In contrast to ps2pdf, there are no white margins to take careof...HTH Martin _______________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paula Lackie" <plackie@carleton.edu> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 11:53 PM Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exportsAny Mac can "print to PDF" and there are a number of options forgetting a PC to print to PDF. One reliable free version is "PDFCreator"----- Original Message ----- From: "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.eduSent: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 3:20:01 PM GMT -06:00 US/CanadaCentralSubject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports "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 MikTeX distribution. Not much more effort than on the MAC... HTH Martin _______________________ ----- 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 -- althoughItypically prefer to use a remote to step through the "movie frames"rather than automate the transitions. That way I can stop andcomment oncertain slides (the audience sees it as "freezing" the animation), orgoback to a specific slide to answer questions. The caveat, given the details you have provided in your message: myprocess requires a Macintosh. Specifically, it requires use ofKeynote,Apple's presentation software available only for Mac OS X. Briefly, in three steps (though I am happy to provide details if requested):1. Export the Stata graphs as PDF format. (A feature only availableinthe Mac version, I believe.) 2. Place PDFs of graphs into individual slides in Keynote.3. Add automatic timed transitions and effects as needed. You cansettransition times on a per-slide basis, as you inquired. This whole process is very easy with Keynote, as it provides fine controls for aligning the graphs and professional transitions between slides. Plus, since everything is done with PDF, you don't get those"jaggies" (i.e. pixelation) that often afflict graphics inPowerPoint.Additionally, with Keynote you can export your presentation toQuickTime(.mov) or Flash (.swf) formats as a self- running, cross-platform fileifdesired.I suspect one could use LaTeX-based presentation tools (beamer?powerdot?prosper?) to accomplish the same thing, albeit with (much) moreeffort.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 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* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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

**References**:**Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports***From:*Paula Lackie <plackie@carleton.edu>

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

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

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