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Re: st: Beginner questions re saving/storing/exporting graphs in Windows

From   Ulrich Kohler <>
Subject   Re: st: Beginner questions re saving/storing/exporting graphs in Windows
Date   Thu, 14 Oct 2010 10:01:28 +0200

As you are using "epstopdf" I assume that ghostscript is installed on
your computer. If this is the case you can allways use ghostscript to
combine eps-files into one file. Here is an example:


forv i = 1/10 {
  twoway function y = `i' * x, range(1 10) lwidth(`i')
  graph export f`i'.eps, replace

  local files `files' f`i'.eps

!gs -dNOPAUSE  -sDEVICE=epswrite -sOutputFile=merged.eps -dBATCH `files'


This works well on my computer, which is a Linux machine. I can imagine
that the command to call ghostscript is a bit different for windows,
perhaps it is  "gswin32c".

Hope this helps


Am Donnerstag, den 14.10.2010, 00:10 -0400 schrieb Benhoen2:
> I need a quick primer on how to get multiple graphs from the graph window
> into a file that then I can save for later, send to others.  I once again
> put my faith in the Stata online community will get me started down the
> right path.  (FYI I spent the last hour or so trying to understand how to
> use graph export and epstopdf, and seem to have gotten more confused than
> anything.)
> I will create 20 or so graphs in my .do file and want to find the most
> elegant way to get them from the graph window to one file, which I can send
> out.  I had assumed I would use a  MS Word or PDF file to receive the output
> but if other options are readily available please suggest.
> I had envisioned being able to export to a file, in the same way one exports
> output to a log.  Once all of the graphs have been exported (the .do file is
> complete) the file would be ready to send.  The key here is that one file
> would contain multiple graphs and that the process would be automated from
> within the .do file.
> I am running Stata SE 11.1 on Windows 7 64 bit box.
> Any advice on how I might get started?  Is this even possible?  
> Thanks,
> Ben
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