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Re: st: Stata resolution
Sergiy Radyakin <email@example.com>
Re: st: Stata resolution
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:39:55 -0500
have a look at: help graph bar
The help file contains the pseudographics versions of bar graphs.
They are fine. They serve the purpose, but they are harder to prepare
than taking a screenshot and pasting the image. Note there are no
such illustrations in the help graph pie, for obvious reason that
circles can't be made in a similar fashion.
At least this is what I understand by "resolution" from Roy's statement.
The resolution of the image on the screen that the user sees is
determined by the bottleneck of the process, and if it is stored
as an ASCII art, the resolution of the monitor is irrelevant.
Having images in the help files was a demanded feature already (in the
context of the log files, where people wanted to also save graphs in the
log file). A simple equivalent of the <IMG src="..."> tag for SMCL could
very much solve the problem and maintain compatibility with the current
situation. And even better if it was implemented not only in the viewer,
but also in the output window.
Best regards, Sergiy Radyakin
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Friedrich Huebler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In the thread "TeX template for PDF help files" Roy made this comment:
> "Stata is not capable of displaying high resolution images. It looks
> like something out of 1980s, except it comes in color. Think Atari or
> Commodore 64."
> Could you please elaborate on that statement? The resolution is
> limited by the display, not by Stata.
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Roy Wada <email@example.com> wrote:
>> ... Stata is not capable of displaying
>> high resolution images. It looks like something out of 1980s, except
>> it comes in color. Think Atari or Commodore 64.
>> It doesn't matter if it's smcl or ascii or whatever. It will always
>> look bad on Stata display window. This is one of reasons I never
>> bothered to display tables there. Even the browser has a better
>> resolution. I'm guessing a higher resolution will slow it down because
>> it's hard to imagine they could not farm this out. You'd think at
>> least the viewer window would have a better resoultion than this. But
>> if they did that, it would make the main window look terrible by
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