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

Thinking about retiring in another country?

Have you ever thought about retiring in another country, where your money might go further? Well here's some quantitative data to help you make an ... Read More

What's the solar power potential in your area?

Have you ever wondered whether the area where you live is a good location for producing solar power?  Let's create a SAS map to help ... Read More

Millennials will outnumber Baby Boomers in 2015

To get into the mood for this blog post, you should first listen to the music video of The Who singing My Generation... I guess ... Read More

Using SAS analytics to monitor blog posts

As a blogger, I often wonder whether my blog posts are 'successful' - and being a graph guy, I like to visually analyze the data, to ... Read More

Don't let difficult graph legends get your goat

Is this blog post about techniques to use on difficult graph legends, or is it about goats? The answer is both! But first, to get ... Read More

Using SAS to help locate the 100 best restaurants in the US

I recently read an article that listed the 100 best restaurants in the US - but the article didn't have a map. I decided to ... Read More

Most common New Year's resolutions

Can you guess the 5 most common New Year's resolutions? Compare your guesses to the survey results!... Being a data meister, I'm always on the ... Read More

Is more alcohol consumed during winter months?

The BACtrack mobile breathalyzer company recently published a report purporting that "most alcohol consumed during winter months." I wondered if the data would tell the ... Read More

Santa's information dashboard - Version 2.0

How does Santa keep track of everything on his big night? I can't confirm or deny that he uses SAS software -- but if he ... Read More

Where to find the cheapest gas

"Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go" ... and how much should we expect to pay for gasoline during the trip? ... Read More