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

Driving 74 million cars on wasted natural gas

Did you know you could drive 74 million cars using the wasted natural gas that is flared from oil wells and ... Read More

How to eat 724,548 donuts and burn 138 million calories!

Eating donuts, burning calories, and raising money for a good cause -- that's what the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge is ... Read More

Where might Zika virus strike next?

The World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. This virus is spread by certain mosquitoes, ... Read More

Which lives longer - a honey bee or black ant?

A honey bee can live for 8 years ... but a black garden ant can live even 20 years longer ... Read More

How did you measure up in Snowpocalypse 2016?

The East Coast of the US got quite a snowstorm this past weekend, but did your area get enough snow ... Read More

A snow day at SAS headquarters

The East Coast is having lots of snow and ice storms today, and SAS headquarters is officially closed. But I thought ... Read More

A fun analysis of regional cultures in the US

Are you from Yankeedom, The Far West, or somewhere in between?  In this blog, I use SAS maps to explore ... Read More

Which stores will Walmart close in 2016?

You probably heard the recent announcement this past Friday that Walmart will be closing 269 stores. Are any closing near ... Read More

Need help picking lottery numbers?

What strategy do you use to pick your lottery numbers? Do you suspect that the future winning numbers might be ... Read More

Is holiday spending up or down?

I was reading through Deloitte University Press' 2015 Holiday Spending survey - the results were interesting, but their graph made ... Read More