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

How to scare up a few good graphs for Halloween

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

The perfect storm for State Fair attendance!

The State Fair in North Carolina is just a few miles from SAS headquarters, and therefore it's virtually impossible for ... Read More

How much does it cost to live to 100?

Living to 100 isn't as simple as just paying a certain amount of money for your healthcare. But that is ... Read More

How much does each country spend on healthcare?

With the US Affordable Care Act (ACA)  and other health topics in the news lately, I wondered how much people ... Read More

Which drinks have the most, and least, caffeine?

A friend and I were recently debating how much caffeine is in various drinks. I felt like my hands were tied ... Read More

Where did Hurricane Matthew drop the most water?

This past weekend, Hurricane Matthew came through the Carolinas. Some areas had record flooding, while other areas didn't. I was ... Read More

Digging deeper into weather data, with custom SAS Analytics!

When you were growing up, did you ever imagine that the most popular show on TV would be 24-hour coverage of ... Read More

Will Hurricane Matthew follow in its predecessors' footsteps?

Like many words, if you just say "Cat 5" different people might think you're talking about different things. Computer geeks ... Read More

A statistical crossword puzzle to exercise your brain

I recently read a very interesting article describing how analytics is being used to detect cheating/copying/re-use in crossword puzzle creation, in some ... Read More

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