SAS 9.4 allows you to create html5 output with your graph inline (as part of the html), providing a great way to email your SAS/Graph output!
Previously, if you used ods html and dev=png to create graphs, you had to deal with two files -- a png file (containing the graph) and an html file (containing the hotspots, hover-text, and drill down URLs ... or what I like to call "the interactive bits"). And if you wanted to email a graph to someone, you had to attach both files, and then the recipient had to save the two files into a folder, and view the html file (which would then display the png file, with the interactive bits).
In SAS 9.4, you can use ods html5, in combination with the 'inline' option, so that instead of two files, everything is all in one single html file -- even the png graph is cleverly encoded as part of the html file! Here's the basic syntax I use:
Click here to see an example of a single-file SAS 9.4 ods html5 graph. If you're a techno-geek-code-rat, feel free to view the html source to see how the png image is encoded (look for the html 'img' tag).
Now that everything is in a single file, it is very easy to send as an email, and also easy for the recipient to view - all the user has to do is double-click the html attachment in their email!
Can you think of any uses for this new functionality in your company?!? Maybe mailing a daily SAS/Graph dashboard? Feel free to post some ideas in the comments!