Sankey Diagrams

Sankey Diagrams have found increasing favor for visualization of data.  This visualization tool has been around for a long time, traditionally used to visualize the flow of energy, or materials.   . Now to be sure, GTL does have a statement design for a Sankey Diagram which was implemented only in Flex for use [...]

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Margin Plots

Last week a user wanted to view the distribution of data using a Box Plot.  The issue was the presence of a lot of "bad" data.  I got to thinking of ways such data can be visualized.  I also discussed the matter with our resident expert Rick Wicklin who pointed [...]

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Binary Response Graph

Often we need to plot the response values for binary cases of a classifier.  The graph below is created to simulate one seen at http://www.people.vcu.edu/ web site of the shock index for subjects with or without a pulmonary embolism.  In this case, the data is simulated for illustration purposes only. There [...]

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Labeled curves

Often, the topic of an article is motivated by a question from a user.  A satisfactory resolution of the situation is usually a good indication of a topic that may be of interest to other users.  On such question was posed to me by a user this weekend.  He wanted to display fit [...]

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Two-in-one Graphs

A large variety of graphs fall in the category of what I call a "Single-Cell" graph.  This type of graph consists of a single data region along with titles, footnotes, legends and other ancillary objects.  Legends and text entries can be included in the data area.   The data itself is displayed [...]

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Grouped Bar Chart with StatisticsTable

Creating a Bar Chart with a table of statistical data aligned with the bars is a popular topic.  With SAS 9.4, creating such graphs gets easier with the new AXISTABLE statement in GTL and SG procedures.  But some use cases can flummox the latest gizmos.  Such is the case I ran into recently. Here [...]

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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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The RUN Statement: Fun and Fitness with ODS Graphics

I decided this year to get serious about my running.  I started recording my distance for every run.  I made a SAS data set and generated simple reports.  After a few weeks, I set a goal of averaging one marathon a week (3.8 miles per day, 26.2 miles per week, [...]

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Clark Error Grid Graph

The SAS Global Forum conference last week was awesome.  From the perspective of graphics, there were more papers from uses on graphics and ODS graphics then in recent times.  I will post a summary shortly. One of the interesting papers was "#113-2013 - Creating Clark Error Grid using SAS/GRAPH and Annotate..." [...]

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Attribute Maps - 1

You created a graph of Response over Time by Severity where Severity has three levels, "Severe", "Moderate' and "Mild".  How do you ensure that "Severe" is always red in your graph, regardless of the data order? Normally, when creating any graph with a GROUP role, the distinct group values are assigned the style [...]

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