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

Where did that gasoline pipeline break?

Last week, one of the major pipelines supplying gasoline to the eastern US broke. Do you know where the break ... Read More

A few (hundred) SAS graphs to choose from!...

I've created several hundred SAS graphs over the years. I was just musing to myself this morning how nicely Google lets ... Read More

How to create your own QR codes with SAS!

You've seen the QR codes that you can just scan in with your smartphone's camera, rather than writing down a ... Read More

Where will the 'union vote' matter most in the upcoming election?

In the past, a large percentage of US workers have been union members, and the unions could exert a big influence ... Read More

Can you name all the SAS colors?

Anybody can come up with a list of simple colors, such as red, green, and blue. If you're a bit ... Read More

Are milkweed and monarchs making a comeback?

Everyone who knows about monarch butterflies, likes monarch butterflies. This blog post focuses on their food source - milkweed. And ... Read More

Analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones

What do people have in common who have used analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones?  They were all probably born ... Read More

How close are you to a nuclear plant?

Have you ever wondered how far you live from the closest nuclear power plant? I've crunched the numbers for cities ... Read More

A map of Zika cases in the US

As Zika starts spreading into the US, it will be important to have a way to track it. Therefore I ... Read More

If we didn't start the fire, then who did?

If you're into 1980s pop music, then I bet you love Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start the Fire. But do ... Read More