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Re: st: large eps files created from stata graphs [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]


From   Jennifer Baxter <Jennifer.Baxter@aifs.gov.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: large eps files created from stata graphs [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date   Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:37:04 +1000

I have resolved this problem. The EPS file size was very large because this graph was generated using the unit record data (several thousand 
records), even though I was only needing to graph aggregate data.  I dropped all but the information I need for the graph and have now got a much more manageable size. Jenny



On Jun 30, 2011, at 6:27 AM, Jennifer Baxter wrote:

> I am creating a set of figures for inclusion in a report. These figures are column graphs, with confidence intervals and labels. To create these graphs I have to overlay three graphs - one with the columns, one with the confidence intervals, and one with the labels. 
> 
> e.g. 
> 
> twoway (bar nohelp_m gregionue if high6==0 ,  barw(0.8)   ) ///
> (bar nohelp_m gregionue if high6==1  ,  barw(0.8) ) ///
> (rcap nohelp_ub  nohelp_lb  gregionue ) ///
> (scatter mlabelx gregionue , mlabel(nohelp_m) mlabposition(12) m(none) yaxis(1)) , ///
> xlabel(1.5 "Major cities" 4.5 "Inner regional" 7.5  "Outer regional" , notick   )  ///
> legend(order(1  "Advantaged" 2 "Disadvantaged"  ))  ///
> xtitle(" " )  ylabel(0(5)30) /// 
> ytitle("Percentage", size(small)) ///
> ylabel(,angle(horizontal)) xsize(8) legend(size(small))
> 
> graph export "unmetsupp.eps",   replace
> 
> The Stata graph resulting from the above is  <300KB
> 
> However, when I export figures such as this as EPS for inclusion in the report, the resulting files are very large - the simplest ones are around 5MB. It seems that adding confidence intervals doubles the original size, then adding labels doubles this again.  I have been asked to provide EPS files otherwise I would export to a different format. 
> 
> Is there anything I can do to reduce the size of these files using Stata ? I cannot see any options that help. I have tried first saving the Stata graph using the "asis" option, but that does not seem to help.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jenny
> 
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