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RE: st: Writing graphs to the log file

From   "sdm1" <>
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Subject   RE: st: Writing graphs to the log file
Date   Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:33:13 -0000

Yes please Neil!


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Neil Shephard
Sent: 13 November 2008 14:04
Subject: Re: st: Writing graphs to the log file

Nick Cox wrote:
> I don't recall any bug or problem report from Neil about -log2html-. 
> (I am one of the authors.) But -log2html- has precisely one aim: to 
> convert Stata SMCL files to HTML.
It was several years ago now that I was trying this but the fact that it was
somewhat quirky/unusual/outside the remit of -log2html- to be doing is
probably why I didn't report anything.
> If you want it to understand HTML written within your logs, then it 
> will do so only by accident, not on purpose.
This quick example shows that it wasn't straight-forward as the <img> tag is
converted to literal html and is displayed in the converted log
file rather than being interpreted and inserting the image.   I probably
ended up using some external tools (sed or such like) to achieve what I was

  log using test, smcl replace
  sysuse auto, clear
  twoway scatter mpg weight
  graph export test.png, as(png) replace
  di "<img src='test.png' alt='here it is'>"
  log c
  log2html test, title("In-line graphs") replace
  erase test.smcl

I'll see if I can find my old do-files at some point if I've time and work
out what I did if anyone would find it useful.


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