Legend order and group attributes

In this blog, I will show you how to control the order of the entries in a legend and explicitly control the correspondence between groups and style elements in PROC SGPLOT. In many cases, the colors that are used to differentiate groups do not matter--the graph simply needs to display […]

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Outline cells in a table using a heat map

There are many ways to use a heat map. For big data sets, heat maps provide a substitute for scatter plots. Heat maps can also be used to enhance small tables. Several of my colleagues (Sanjay Matange, Pratik Phadke, Rick Wicklin, Chris Hemedinger, and probably others) have written blogs about […]

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Video says it better

SAS 9.4 was released a month ago, and we are excited about all the new features in SG Procedures, GTL and Designer.  I wrote an article on SAS 9.4 graph features last month, and promised more to come. What then could be better than this Tech Talk video hosted by our […]

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Setting Group Colors is Easier with SAS 9.4

Last week, I presented some highlights of the new features for SG Procedures and GTL in SAS 9.4.  Now, let us dig in a bit deeper. For a plot without a GROUP role, setting an attributes was always easy with SG procedures.  All you need to do to set bar color […]

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Are you ready for SAS Global Forum 2013?

The 2013 SAS Global Forum is around the corner in San Francisco and the anticipation is building. Early indications are that attendee registration is up from last year, and we are looking forward to a great conference starting Sunday, April 28. It is great to see the large and diverse offering […]

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Quick and easy with MODSTYLE

ODS Graphics components like GTL and SG procedures are designed to work with Styles to create graphs that are effective in the delivery of information and aesthetically pleasing out of the box.  You no longer have to tweak the colors to ensure a nice graph.  The graph derives all the […]

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Graph size for presentations

At SAS Global Forum, and again at PharmaSUG, we had the pleasure of attending many papers and presentations on various topics that included graphs in the power point decks or in the papers.   More often than not, the graphs exist along other text, and occupy a smaller part of the screen […]

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PharmaSUG 2012 update

PharmaSUG 2012 conference drew to a close today, concluding two and a half days packed with papers, presentations, posters, hands-on demos and super demos by SAS staff.  While the weather outside was a bit chilly from time to time, the conference what hopping with many user papers on how to […]

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Let them eat pie

ODS Graphics system was initially motivated by the need for high quality graphs for SAS Base, STAT, and other analytical procedures.  Use of SG Procedures, ODS Graphics Designer and GTL by users too has initially focused on analytical graphs.  But just like wheels on carryon bags that started for the specific needs of flight […]

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High resolution graphs

Creating a graph that looks nice, with readable, high resolution fonts is important and should be easy to do.  With SG procedures and GTL, this is easy to do with a simple option, but not the default. Creating a high resolution (image) for a graph consumes higher system resources.  When working on a graph, […]

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