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

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

10 most annoying airline seatmate behaviors

I recently saw an interesting infographic about the top 10 most annoying airline seatmate behaviors. I decided to try to create a more efficient SAS graph ... Read More

Plotting the Corruption Perceptions Index using SAS

I recently found some very interesting data - a numeric Corruption Perceptions Index for each country. And of course I just had to plot that ... Read More

Zombie fever: A chronological and quantitative analysis

Do you, or someone you know, have Zombie fever - and is it spreading? How might you analyze the spread of such a disease using SAS? ... Read More

Bringing order to holiday shopping chaos

The holidays are sometimes chaotic, especially for those tasked with analyzing consumer shopping data! I would like to share a few tips on adding order ... Read More

How a software geek prepares for the holidays

I'm not really into traveling and eating with family at Thanksgiving, but what are the local restaurant alternatives? The list was a bit overwhelming, so ... Read More

Hey! Where have you been?!?

There's recently been a "States I've Visited" application going around on Facebook, where users create a map showing all the US states they've visited, and ... Read More

Are patent trolls finally on the decline?

Are you a legitimate hard-working company that has been threatened with a lawsuit, by a patent troll? If so, the graphs in this blog should ... Read More

Graphs that make you go hmm... (early voting data)

Back in the 90s, there was a song by the C&C Music Factory about things that just didn't quite make sense - the song was ... Read More

Sports analytics - visualize your results!

In sports these days, there's a lot more data to keep track of than just the score! How can you make sense of it all? ... Read More