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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: xlabel questions in graph bar options. |

Date |
Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:10:36 +0000 |

Our World Bank colleagues must speak for themselves, but I have heard presentations of their work and I don't think they ever promised to document the details of their code. Indeed, if I recall correctly the main thrust of what they doing includes protecting inexperienced users from _any_ Stata details! More importantly, I don't think the colleagues you name are members of Statalist, so you are best advised to email them directly. It's my understanding that the existence of value labels makes absolutely no difference to the ordering of categories of a numeric variable on a graph. Manifestly we can't check your data but if what you are asserting is true, you should be able to reproduce it with standard datasets. If you are implying that the problematic graphs come out of the Adept software, it seems to me that again you need to contact the authors. Now that you have explained your problem in more detail I see even less point in looking at -file- for this purpose. I corrected myself from saying that -file- is inapplicable to graph files because Stata graph files are just text files and -file- _could_ be used to process Stata graph files. But the principle buys you nothing here in practice: what you need is to translate .gph files to some other format that Excel can understand, and that is already gone by -graph export-. You can highlight specific categories using the Graph Editor. Nick On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> wrote: > Nick, > > In this command, X is a numeric variable based on a string one, using > encode command, reason why I don't understand what is going on. Also, > more generally, is it possible to highlight a particular value on a > x-axis? > > The second point is that I am looping across MANY datasets to produce > graphs and I want to insert these graphs automatically in Excel or > Word. The point is, Adept (downloadable from the World Bank site), > which is a Stata-based plateform, is doing (it inserts both > pre-formatted tables and graphs in excel) this but the authors, Zurab > Sajaia and Sergiy Radyakin, are not disclosing the stata commands > (embedded in the exe). Maybe, as a wishlist, they can format these > commands to make it general to the users? > > Third, I'll try the file command and see what happens. > > Thx > > > > 2013/1/2, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >> Strictly, you could use -file- to process Stata .gph files, but I >> can't think that would be any use in this context. >> >> Nick >> >> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >>> What would "direct to [MS E]xcel"? mean? You can -graph export- graphs >>> in various file formats that MS Excel can read. Otherwise you can copy >>> graphs via the Windows clipboard (I guess that you are using MS >>> WIndows). >>> >>> Similar comments apply to [MS W]ord. >>> >>> -file- is not applicable to graph files. >>> >>> Nick >>> >>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com> >>> wrote: >>>> >>>> 3. Is there any way to export or send stata graphs directly to excel >>>> (or to word using the file command)? >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > > > -- > Amadou B. DIALLO, PhD. > Senior Economist, AfDB. > a.b.diallo@afdb.org > +21671101789 > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: xlabel questions in graph bar options.***From:*Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>

**Re: st: xlabel questions in graph bar options.***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: xlabel questions in graph bar options.***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: xlabel questions in graph bar options.***From:*Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>

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