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Michael McCulloch <mm@pinestreetfoundation.org> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: incorporate table into figure |

Date |
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:38:12 -0700 |

Michael On Aug 23, 2010, at 9:33 PM, Michael McCulloch wrote:

Jeph,I've wrestled with this as well, and found it far more efficient andreliable to:1. Create the .gph and export to .tif with a command such as: graph export "my_fig.tif", replace 2. In MS-Word, create a table with four rows and five columns.3. Merge the 2nd through 5th columns of the top row, and importthe .tif file to that newly created large cell.4. Place the data row labels into the left column of the lower 3rows, and the data to the right.5. All cell borders can be set to blank within the Table/Table/Borders and Shading settings.Fine-tuning the alignment of data columns is straightforward andquick. By creating the .tif file with Stata, you're assured of high-quality publication-ready graphics.Michael On Aug 23, 2010, at 8:14 PM, Eric Booth wrote:<> Jeph:Here are two examples to get you started, though, it might beeasier to just place an exported .gph or .eps version of the figureabove the formatted table in a Word document and use an imagecapture software or export the page as an image/pdf.You can tweak the positioning of the text under a figure or writtento a file, but it will take some patience.The code below requires you to install the rtfutil suite ofadofiles from Roger Newson (findit rtfutil)**************! *! watch for wrapping issues in the code below !* //setup// clear all sysuse cancer recode _t (30/max = 30) stset studytime, fail(died) streg, distribution(exponential) predict S, surv //example 1: text() option// sts graph, plot(line S _t, sort) legend(pos(4) ring(0) rows(2)) /// graphregion(margin(vlarge) fcolor(white)) /// xscale(range(-1 30)) aspectratio(.5, place(12)) text(-.2 -3 /// "No. at risk" /// " Usual Care 1172 6811 1119 1213 1212" /// " Exercise Train 1444 4242 1233 1231 1213" ///, place(se) just(left) margin(l+1 t+1 b+1) width(85)) name(test,replace)graph save test "graph", replace graph export graph.eps, as(eps) replace //exmaple 2: rtfutil / file write// sts graph, plot(line S _t, sort) legend(pos(4) ring(0) rows(2)) /// graphregion(margin(vsmall) fcolor(white)) name(test2, replace) graph save test2 "graph2", replace graph export graph2.eps, as(eps) replace cap rtfclose handle1 tempname handle1 rtfopen `handle1' using "mydoc1.rtf", template(fnmono1) replace file write `handle1' "{\pard\b JAMA Graph\par}" _n rtflink `handle1' using "graph2.eps" file write `handle1' "{\line}" _n(2) file write `handle1' "{No. at risk }" _n file write `handle1' "{\line}" _nfile write `handle1' "{ Usual Care 1172 6811 11191213 1212}" _nfile write `handle1' "{ Exercise Train 1444 4242 1233 12311213}" _nrtfclose `handle1'**note: this lines up for me using MS Word 2008 on Mac, but may notline up on other configurations****************! ~ Eric On Aug 23, 2010, at 8:44 PM, Jeph Herrin wrote:I would like to incorporate a very simply (4x2) table into a figure. I would like the 4 columns to line up with the four ticks on the x-axis, but appearing below the axis. The row labels thus need to be in the left margin. In particular, I need to reproduce a figure such as one of these http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/301/14/1439/JOC90023F2 and the issue is lining up the numbers across the bottom. I have tried to set it up as a -caption()- with two strings, but have two problems. First, I cannot persuade the caption to be aligned with the left side of the graph; -span- only aligns with the left edge of the y-axis lable, whereas I have set the margin to be extra wide with -graphreg(m())-. Second, there seems to be no way other than experiment to align the 4 columns with 4 ticks on the x-axis. In the graph editor there is a "position offset" for the caption box which I can set to <0 to achieve what I want, but I cannot find any corresponding textbox_option. Jeph * * 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/Best wishes, Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD Pine Street Foundation 124 Pine Street San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674 tel: 415-407-1357 fax: 206-338-2391 * * 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/

Best wishes, Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD Pine Street Foundation 124 Pine Street San Anselmo, CA 94960-2674 tel: 415-407-1357 fax: 206-338-2391 * * 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**:**st: incorporate table into figure***From:*Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>

**Re: st: incorporate table into figure***From:*Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>

**Re: st: incorporate table into figure***From:*Michael McCulloch <mm@pinestreetfoundation.org>

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