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Re: st: Stata resolution


From   Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata resolution
Date   Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:08:44 -0500

The help file for -graph bar- has a link to the PDF version of the
Stata Graphics Manual. The lack of anything better than ASCII art in
the help files is therefore at most a minor inconvenience.

Friedrich

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Sergiy Radyakin
<serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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