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

Why learn SAS instead of Excel? ... Medicare data

Would you like to analyze the 9 million lines of Medicare payment data that was recently made public? You'll need lots of luck if you're ... Read More

Cool SAS infographic, with custom 3-D effect

Here's an example that shows SAS is more than just a tool to create analytic graphics - it can also be used to create 'cute' ... Read More

How do your favorite TV episodes stack up ... in a graph?

Have you ever wanted to visualize the IMDb's ratings for your favorite TV show? Here's how you can do that with SAS software! The Internet ... Read More

How could SAS be used to help find missing planes?

I'm sure that anyone in the world would do whatever they could to help find the missing Flight 370 ... and this is my attempt to ... Read More

Airplanes that have disappeared, without a trace!

With all the recent news reports about the missing Flight 370, I wondered what other airplanes have disappeared without a trace ... and I used ... Read More

Creating SAS graphs for an international audience

Have you ever eaten a biscuit, and thought to yourself "well, it ain't like momma fixed it"? (Alan Jackson fans will get that one!) ... So ... Read More

Riddle: When is a bar chart really a pie chart?

Did you know that this Friday is Pi Day? How are you planning to commemorate this special day? :) Next year's Pi Day might even be more ... Read More

Breaking Bad (data) with SAS!

In the Breaking Bad TV series, Walter White has an impressive lab where he secretly makes the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Wouldn't it be cool ... Read More

Olympic graphs ... on steroids!

Michele Ensor recently posted a wonderful blog with a graph of the 2014 Winter Olympics medal count. I'm going to further refine that graph, making ... Read More

Should teachers get a pay raise?

Teacher pay, and the possibility of a raise, has been a hot topic in North Carolina lately.  So I decided to look around and see if I ... Read More