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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 09:22:26 +0100 |

Line for the server... Michael: "!start mygr.pdf" gives you the same sequence of events as "! mygr.pdf", but does not leave the "Command Prompt" window open. Of course I learned this from Sergiy back in the day: http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-05/msg01159.html HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Hanson Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 3:06 AM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: Video from multiple graph exports I see. I had misinterpreted your earlier response to suggest that you had done something more fancy, but I suspect for some users these represent useful ideas to get started. I could imagine extending this to examples such as integrating automatic PDF generation into an ado file, passing options to epstopdf via Stata, and/or engaging in batch processing of files from within Stata. For my own curiosity, is the "start" command standard in the Windows equivalent of a shell? (I'm so used to working with Unix-based OSs, I'm not even sure if "shell" is the right word here.) Does it simply launch the program associated with the file extension of the listed file -- in this case some pre-specified PDF reader? Thanks, Mike On Dec 3, 2008, at 6:15 PM, Martin Weiss wrote: > Not too much magic there. What I meant was: I would not know how to > tell Acrobat or other suggested PDF-makers to just turn my graph > into a pdf file. Most of the other utilities are installed as > printers, so that would complicate matters for me... > > 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 > _______________________ > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com> > 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 it from inside Stata" would be of general interest. >> Indeed, without stepping on the feet of the Stata Journal >> editors, I think this would be a 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 >>> inside Stata. In contrast to ps2pdf, there are no white margins >>> to take care of... >>> >>> 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 exports >>> >>> >>>> Any Mac can "print to PDF" and there are a number of options for >>>> getting 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.edu >>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 3:20:01 PM GMT -06:00 US/ >>>> Canada Central >>>> Subject: 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 exports >>>> >>>> >>>>> Dan: >>>>> >>>>> 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 I can stop and >>>>> comment on >>>>> certain slides (the audience sees it as "freezing" the >>>>> animation), or go >>>>> back to a specific slide to answer questions. >>>>> >>>>> The caveat, given the details you have provided in your >>>>> message: my >>>>> process requires a Macintosh. Specifically, it requires use of >>>>> Keynote, >>>>> 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 >>>>> available 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. You >>>>> can set >>>>> transition 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 in >>>>> PowerPoint. >>>>> Additionally, with Keynote you can export your presentation to >>>>> QuickTime >>>>> (.mov) or Flash (.swf) formats as a 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 >>>>>> 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/ > > > * > * 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/

**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>

**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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