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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Scaling the graphical heights

Most users of the ODS Graphics system have probably had the need to adjust the dimensions of their graph output at times. The ODS GRAPHICS statement makes this easy to do. This statement supports the WIDTH= and HEIGHT= options. If you set just one of these, the system will calculate […]

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Adverse event timeline - revisited

The Adverse Event Timeline graph posted earlier used the MARKERCHAR option of the SCATTER plot to draw the AE names.  This option places a center-justified label at the marker position.  There is no option in SAS 9.2 version to right-justify the label.  Hence, we have to compute an offset in data […]

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