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

Analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones

What do people have in common who have used analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones?  They were all probably born ... Read More

How close are you to a nuclear plant?

Have you ever wondered how far you live from the closest nuclear power plant? I've crunched the numbers for cities ... Read More

A map of Zika cases in the US

As Zika starts spreading into the US, it will be important to have a way to track it. Therefore I ... Read More

If we didn't start the fire, then who did?

If you're into 1980s pop music, then I bet you love Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start the Fire. But do ... Read More

Female voters outnumber males in North Carolina

Since this is an election year, I've been scrutinizing the voter registration data. One thing that surprised me is there are ... Read More

What's your stress score?

There's an old expression "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it" - and while that expression probably isn't ... Read More

Solar and wind power in the United States

Where is solar and wind power generated in the US? Let's visualize this data on a map... I recently saw ... Read More

Is the US still a coal-powered nation?

I ran across a map recently that seemed to show a lot of US states are primarily coal-powered. The map was a little ... Read More

91% of the US didn't vote for Hillary or Trump!

How is it that 91% of the US didn't vote for either Hillary or Trump in the primary, but yet ... Read More

Walking the line, between politics and religion

I usually try to avoid political or religious debates ... but as an impartial data analyst, it is possible to analyze data ... Read More