User’s Guide : Customizing Output : Graph Objects : Saving Graphs to a File
Saving Graphs to a File
EViews allows you to save your graphs to a file in a variety of popular graphics formats (Windows Metafile, PostScript, PDF, bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG) or to save the graph as a image file with a LaTeX wrapper.
Simply select Proc from the graph menu or click on the background of the graph and right-click to display the menu, then select Save graph to disk... to bring up the Graphics File Save dialog.
In the top portion of the dialog, you should provide the name of the file you wish to create. EViews will automatically append an extension of the proper type to the name (here, “.EPS” since we are saving an Encapsulated PostScript file).
Next, select the File type, and any options associated with the output type. You may select Metafile - Win 3.1, Enhanced Metafile, Encapsulated PostScript, Bitmap, Graphics Interchange Format (also known as GIFs), Joint Photographic Experts Group (better known as JPEG), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Portable Document Format (PDF), or LaTeX. You may elect to save the graph in color or not, whether to make the background transparent, and, for PostScript files, elect to include a bounding box or choose the graph orientation.
Lastly, you should select the Output graph size. The size may be specified in inches, centimeters, printer points, picas, or pixels. If the Lock aspect ratio checkbox is selected, changes to the Width or the Height will generate corresponding changes in the other dimension. If you wish to scale your graph in a non-proportionate fashion, you should uncheck this box.
When saving raster images (bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG) with sizes expressed in anything but pixels, EViews offers an additional setting, Dots per Inch, which specifies the output resolution. The total number of pixels written in the output file will depend on both the number of inches and the number of dots per inch. If, for example, you export a 5 by 4 inch GIF at 300 dots per inch, the final output file will be 1500 by 1200 pixels. At 100 dots per inch, the output file will be 500 by 400 pixels.
For LaTex output, you have the additional option to output full LaTeX document specification. Alternatively, you can disable the Include document specification option and the minimal amount of code will be generated for you to insert into your preexisting document.
The default graph file saving options may be set in the global options dialog by selecting Options/Graphics Defaults.... and opening the Exporting page (see “Graphics Defaults”).