Sochi Medal Graphs

The attention of the world is now on Sochi and the Winter Games.  Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are being earned by these amazing athletes, and everyone has an eye on the tally.  Andre sent me a link to TRinker's R Blog, showing a graph of the current tally.  Andre […]

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Survival Plot

One of the most popular graph amongst clinical and pharmaceutical users is the Survival Plot as created from the LIFETEST Procedure.  This is one graph that users most often want to customize.  See Creating and Customizing the Kaplan-Meier Survival Plot in PROC LIFETEST - Warren F. Kuhfeld and Ying So, SAS Institute […]

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Ways to include textual data columns in graphs

Most simple graphs generally include graphical representation of data using various plot type such as bar charts, scatter plots, histograms, box plots step plots and more.  Both SG procedures and GTL provide many easy ways to create such graphs. However, for many real world use cases, we need to display related textual data in […]

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Broken Axis

In my previous post I described the new Polygon plot statement that is included with the SAS 9.4M1 release.   So, a valid question is - what is my motivation for discussing the new features in SAS 9.4M1 when most users are at SAS 9.3 or SAS 9.2 versions?  Here are a […]

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Survey Charts

Often we have situations where the category values on the graph have long character strings.  This is often the case when graphing survey responses to questions.  The questions may be sentences, sometimes moderately long. With SAS 9.4, GTL and SG now support the ability to display tick values split over […]

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Graphs at WUSS - Part 1

It is always a pleasure to attend SAS user conferences, regional conferences and in-house events.  In addition to presenting papers, seminars and super demos to the attendees myself, my favorite activity is to attend presentations by users that include graphical data visualization.  These include using SG procedures, GTL, Designer or SAS/GRAPH.  This year […]

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R U Graphing with SAS?

In recent conversations with many SAS users at NESUG, SESUG and WUSS, a pattern emerges on the question of creating graphs with SAS or R.  Many SAS users are aware of the new graph features in SAS that create high quality graphs with minimum fuss.  But, many have not actually used […]

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Is there a car on your radar?

Are you in the market for a new car? Perhaps you are researching how the various parameters of cars match up to each other? Well, in SAS 9.4 Maintenance 1 release, ODS Graphics will support a new versatile plot: the polygon plot. As the name suggests, it lets you draw […]

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Comparative Histograms

In reference to a previous article on Violin Plots, a reader asked about creating comparative mirrored histograms to compare propensity scores.  While I had my own understanding of "Mirrored Histograms", I also looked this up on the web.  Google showed many cases of two histograms back to back, either horizontally or vertically.  […]

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Getting Started with GTL - 2 - Scatter Plots with Labels

In the first article on Getting Started with GTL, we discussed the basics on how to create a graph using the Graph Template Language.  This involved the creation of a "statgraph" template using the TEMPLATE procedure, and then associating data with the template to create the graph using the SGRENDER […]

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