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

Who to thank for your Thanksgiving food

Here in the US, we've got the Thanksgiving holiday coming up soon. And the keystone of this holiday is a big dinner, with lots of traditional ... Read More

How to build a customized voter registration data viewer

With a major election coming next year, I was wondering if there have been any shifts & changes in the voters in my state.  This ... Read More

Using more of the 1,000,000+ English words

With over 1,000,000 words in the English language, why is it that we tend to use the same words over & over? This blog shows ... Read More

Analytics claim this is the 20th most used word in English writing

Analytics claim this is the 20th most used word in English writing. What word, you might ask? This word. Which one? This one right here! You ... Read More

Chasing the Endless Summer

Endless Summer is both a surfing movie, and the idea that "if one had enough time and money it would be possible to follow the ... Read More

Superman -vs- Batman ... Halloween smackdown!

Choosing the perfect Halloween costume can be a tough decision ... especially when it comes to choosing between two awesome favorites like Superman & Batman!?! I think ... Read More

How a data scientist plans his trick-or-treat route

As I continue to apply analytics to various aspects of Halloween, I turn my attention to planning my trick-or-treat route ... Random picture: Here's a shot ... Read More

Create Halloween images and learn SAS basics

Do you have fun being a computer geek, and programmatically creating holiday images? If so, then this blog's for you! In this example, I demonstrate how ... Read More

Need help choosing a Halloween costume?

When I was a kid, I always found it difficult to pick a Halloween costume. Now that I'm older, perhaps I can use computers & ... Read More

Get the inside scoop for your Halloween candy selection

It's that time of year again - time to choose what Halloween candy to buy for the trick-or-treaters! This is always a tough decision that has ... Read More