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

Was the dress blue ... or was it teal, sky, turquoise, or spindrift?

I saw the dress photo as blue & black. If you're a female, even if we perceived the exact same color, you might might not ... Read More

Only brush the teeth you want to keep

When I was a kid, I remember a motivational poster on my dentist's wall that said "You don't have to brush all your teeth -- only ... Read More

Analysis of serial killings in the US

I recently came across some very interesting data on serial killings ... but it was in tabular/text form. This seemed like an invitation for me ... Read More

Bald eagles return to the United States!

Bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, came perilously close to becoming extinct here, but are now making a comeback! Let's look at ... Read More

Where are different languages spoken?

As you travel around the world, do you know where English, French, Spanish, and Arabic are spoken? This blog will help you quickly answer that ... Read More

Finding July 4th fireworks shows with SAS software!

A friend who recently moved to North Carolina from the west coast asked, "What's there to do around here for the July 4th holiday?" So I created ... Read More

Born to be wild - analyzing motorcycle data

What is it that people like so much about motorcycles? The thrill/excitement/freedom of riding them, the 'biker image' portrayed in movies, or great songs such ... Read More

Is Greece in hot water, financially?

Greece has been in the news lately, trying to secure funds to repay 1.5 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end ... Read More

Pyramids, body parts, and gender differences

Nope - we're not digging up mummies in pyramids and analyzing the gender - this blog is about population pyramid charts and "digging into data"! But ... Read More

Using SAS to get the jump on Shark Week

Discovery Channel's Shark Week starts July 5, 2015 - and I've created a special SAS map & graph of shark attacks in North Carolina to ... Read More