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

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
AW: st: Text size in graphs |

Date |
Mon, 3 May 2010 18:10:44 +0200 |

<> " You could achieve the same thing with the recorder, but that would require me to create an extra habbit for archieving/documenting the resulting files, and I am too lazy to do so unless absolutely necesary." Archiving is indeed a little messy, since saving at the default location for the -grec- files, you tend to forget the file when migrating to a new OS/computer. If you do save inside the folders for a specific project, you have to specify the entire path for the -play()- option for -twoway-... HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Maarten buis Gesendet: Montag, 3. Mai 2010 17:59 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Betreff: Re: st: Text size in graphs --- On Mon, 3/5/10, Amanda Fu wrote: > Generally speaking, Is it worthwhile to continue testing > and get some syntax that really works out and then keep > this as a template for future use? Is it realistic to use > graph editor to do some small enhancement by hand? I tend to almost exclusively use the syntax, and only go for the graph editor for things that are very hard to achieve with the syntax, e.g. M.L. Buis and M. Weiss (2009) "Stata tip 81: A table of graphs", The Stata Journal, 9(4), pp. 643-647. The thing I like about .do files is that it leaves an exact paper trail with which I can reproduce my results. You could achieve the same thing with the recorder, but that would require me to create an extra habbit for archieving/documenting the resulting files, and I am too lazy to do so unless absolutely necesary. There are two other ways in which I could imagine that the graph editor might be useful: - When it comes to selecting the "best looking" font size one could try them out in the graph editor, and implement the final choice in the .do file. I don't do this, but that may just be conservatism due to habit formation. - You can look inside the resulting file and copy some of the lines out (with some editing), e.g.: <http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-04/msg00763.html> <http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-10/msg01035.html> Hope this helps, Maarten -------------------------- Maarten L. Buis Institut fuer Soziologie Universitaet Tuebingen Wilhelmstrasse 36 72074 Tuebingen Germany http://www.maartenbuis.nl -------------------------- * * 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: Text size in graphs***From:*Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>

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