Papers from MWSUG by Perry Watts

Yesterday I read a Christina's blog article on the winners of the Best Presentations honor at MWSUG 2013.  Two papers caught my (graphical) eye, both by Perry Watts.  Perry has done a marvelous job describing how creatively use GTL to make graphs that may not be obvious at first glance. […]

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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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Report from WUSS 2012

A week ago, SAS "wusses" got together in Long Beach, California for another successful WUSS conference.  Personally, I really enjoy all SAS user conferences as it gives me an opportunity to see the creative ways in which SAS users are exploiting our software. One such case was the paper "Power […]

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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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Bar chart on interval axis

Recently, a user asked about creating a Bar Chart of Value by Date, where the dates are displayed on a scaled interval axis.   Consider this simulated data set of value by date and treatment shown below.  This data set only has one value for each date and treatment combination. We can use the VBAR statement […]

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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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Secrets of statistical graphics procedures revealed

A new book from SAS Press, "Statistical Graphics Procedures by Example" co-authored by Dan Heath and I has now been published (phew!).  For both Dan and I, this was our first foray into writing a book, so it was highly educational to say the least. The key idea behind the presentation […]

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