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Re: st: Producing graphs "quietly" and quickly


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Producing graphs "quietly" and quickly
Date   Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:08:48 -0400

It seems to depend on the output format:

. sysuse auto, clear
(1978 Automobile Data)

. set graphics off

. scatter price mpg

. graph export test.png
no Graph window open
r(601);

. graph export test.eps
(file test.eps written in EPS format)

I'm using Stata/IC 12.1 for Mac.

Phil

On 17/04/2012, at 9:01 AM, Eric Booth wrote:

> <>
> 
> Use -set graphics off-  This still produces an exportable graph:
> 
> 
> ****
> sysuse auto, clear
> set graphics on
> gr bar rep78, name(g1, replace)
> graph export "g1.eps", as(eps) replace
> 
> **g2.eps is created without drawing the graph:
> set graphics off
> gr bar rep78, name(g2, replace)
> graph export "g2.eps", as(eps) replace
> 
> 
> set graphics on
> ****
> I'm using Stata 12 MP on Mac OSX - I have no idea if this works on other versions/systems.
> 
> - Eric
> __
> Eric A. Booth
> Public Policy Research Institute 
> Texas A&M University
> ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
> +979.845.6754
> 
> On Apr 17, 2012, at 7:47 AM, Michael Boehm wrote:
> 
>> Thanks Nick for this, it seems there is not really a "solution" to my
>> query then.
>> 
>> Michael
>> 
>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This was covered in a recent thread starting at
>>> 
>>> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2012-04/msg00645.html
>>> 
>>> subject to your defining what "produce" and "not pop up" mean exactly.
>>> 
>>> Nick
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Michael Boehm <michael.boehm1@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I have to produce a substantial number of graphs---which are automated
>>>> in a dofile with many loops---again and again and would like to have
>>>> them not pop up every time they are produced. Is there any command to
>>>> do this? Maybe this could also speed up the process...?
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