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st: Re: How to make graph file smaller


From   pramod.adhikari@abs.gov.au
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: How to make graph file smaller
Date   Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:04:13 +1100

Hi Michael

Thanks. The graph is now one thousandth of its original size (from 8Mb to
8kb in size).

Cheers


Pramod Adhikari

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Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 17:15:37 -0500
From: "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
Subject: st: Re: How to make graph file smaller

It sounds like you may have a graph with 50 circles but they are each drawn

thousands of times, creating a very large graph file.  You could try first
just keeping one observation for each combination you wish to graph and
then
issue the graph command:

preserve
bysort seifa_rank ord_rank pop: keep if _n==1
graph....

Michael Blasnik

- ----- Original Message -----
From: <pramod.adhikari@abs.gov.au>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 7:41 PM
Subject: st: How to make graph file smaller
> I generated a scatterplot with the following syntax:
> scatter  seifa_rank ord_rank [freq=pop],  msize(large)  msymbol(Oh
> orange)
> ylabel(1(1)10)
>         ytitle("Rank on SEIFA IRSD") xtitle("Rank on SEI");
>
> The data relate to 915,000 records, and there are 50 circles to draw
> (10*5). However, the graph file is very large, in excess of 8Mb in size.
I
> tried translating to different formats using  syntax similar to:
> translate mygraph newgraph , translator(gph2prn).
>
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