Robert Allison
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The Graph Guy!

Robert has worked at SAS for over 20 years, and is perhaps the foremost expert in creating custom graphs using SAS/GRAPH. His educational background is in Computer Science, and he holds a BS, MS, and PhD from NC State University. He is the author of several conference papers, has won a few graphic competitions, and has written a book (SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics).

Recent Posts

My top 10 graph blog posts of 2016!

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to Casey Kasem's American Top 40 song countdown at the end of ... Read More

Forecasting your next breakup!

Has anyone ever broken up with you, and left you thinking "Wow, I didn't see that coming!" In hindsight, maybe ... Read More

How to turn your graphs up to 11

If you consider yourself as a visualization expert, you strive to create graphs that set you apart from the data ... Read More

A graph for Trump - our oldest president

Recently, my fellow SAS blogger Rick Wicklin wrote a post showing how to graph the ages of all the US presidents. ... Read More

Send your SAS graphs to Excel, directly to Excel ...

Are you the lone-wolf SAS programmer in your company - managing the data, performing the analyses, and graphing the output ... Read More

Where did all my daylight go?

Does it seem like there just aren't enough daylight hours to get things done these days? It might not be ... Read More

You need a custom map, for US presidential election results!

In the US presidential election, each of the 50 states has a certain number of electoral votes, based on the ... Read More

Your chance to vote ... for your favorite election graph!

Elections in the US are a 'target rich environment' for data analysts. There are surveys and forecasts before the election, ... Read More

Building a better HIV/AIDS map

Being an Eagle Scout, the data for good movement caught my attention. I wondered if I could apply my computer ... Read More

How to scare up a few good graphs for Halloween

Halloween appears to be my favorite holiday, because I seem to have more graphs related to it than any of ... Read More