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Re: st: Stata graphs in LaTeX


From   Marcus Casey <mcasey@duke.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata graphs in LaTeX
Date   Tue, 5 May 2009 09:27:51 -0400

Another possibility is exporting your graph as a .png file.

I use pdfLatex with stata graphs as .png files and have no problem  
including them
in my documents.


Marcus

Marcus Casey
Research Associate, Duke University


On May 5, 2009, at 8:31 AM, Neil Shephard wrote:

> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 6:45 AM, Patrick J. Flaherty  
> <repho@pipeline.com> wrote:
>> I am using Stata 10.1 fully updated in a Windows environment (Vista).
>>
>> I do not believe my LaTeX software (or is it my computer) is .eps
>> compatible.  While Michael Mitchell's graph2tex runs great in  
>> Stata it
>> produces .eps files which my LaTeX can't read.
>
> Thats strange, since EPS support has been available for a very long  
> time.
>
>> I try running Martin Weiss' epspdf program but I get an error from
>> GhostScript that filesize must be less than 2Gb.
>>
>> Why doesn't Stata export .jpg files?  Or why can't LaTeX (I know  
>> this isn't
>> a LaTeX listserve, I apologize) read .wmf files?
>
> Well the algorithm used in the compression of JPG is (purportedly)
> proprietary and including support would mean an increase in the
> license fee you pay (see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jpg#Patent_issues although the US patent
> may have expired now).
>
> Stata supports several different formats depending on your platform
> (see -man graph export-).
>
> Probably the most amenable if you can't get .eps files to work is
> Portable Network Graphics (.png).
>
> I've had no problems inserting PNG files into my LaTeX documents
> (using both TeXk v 3.141592 that ships with Cygwin or TexLive 2008 (
> Tex v3.1415926) on my GNU/Linux distribution).
>
> LaTeX version and examples of your code may illicit more specific  
> advice.
>
> Neil
> -- 
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> of data." ~ John Tukey (1986), "Sunset salvo". The American
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