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

Are there Zika mosquitoes in your county?

Let's create a souped-up SAS map that can track Zika-carrying mosquitoes down to the county level, in the US! A ... Read More

Will independent voters decide the election?

In recent years, more and more people have been registering as independent voters in the US, rather than Democrat or ... Read More

July 4th Fireworks Safety

Here in the US, our July 4th Independence Day holiday is coming up. It's a festive holiday with lots of ... Read More

The big fat truth about the US weight problem

I recently read an article that claims 35% of men, and 40% of women in the US are now obese. ... Read More

These aren't the drones you're looking for - but those are!

With recent advances in quadcopters, or drones, they have become pretty capable and fun flying machines. And just about anybody can ... Read More

I see spots - sunspots!

For the first time in 4.5 years, we had a day with zero sunspots - I think this special occasion ... Read More

What you see is what you get ... maybe!

When using visual analytics, it's important to realize that WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) is not always ... Read More

A closer look at the teacher salary graph

Teacher salaries have been a hotly debated issue in our state for the past few years. In this blog post, ... Read More

How does your favorite US national park stack up?

The US has almost 400 national parks, and has been keeping attendance data for about 100 years. With a holiday weekend ... Read More

Picking a surreal vacation destination in the US

Do you need help picking a summer vacation destination - one that's not just great, but surreal? If so, this blog's ... Read More