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

SQL Joins in SAS University Edition

Probably the most important thing you can learn in the free SAS University Edition is how to work with data. And one of the most ... Read More

When did 'your music' become 'classic rock'

In this blog post, I put some classic rock song data under the SAS Analytics microscope, to see if I could get a better picture of ... Read More

I see spots ... sunspots!

The sun has gone eerily quiet, in the middle of what should be the height of the 11-year sunspot cycle... Here's a superb photo of ... Read More

Use SAS to help plan your next vacation!

SAS is great at helping make important business decisions - how about helping decide where to take your next vacation?... Here's a picture from one ... Read More

How to turn rows into columns in SAS University Edition

What happens when your data isn't arranged in rows & columns the way you need it? ... Well if you haven't guessed by now - ... Read More

Live long and prosper ... but how long?

I bet a lot of SAS users know where the phrase "Live Long and Prosper" comes from ... but can we use SAS software to ... Read More

Where will the next earthquake strike?

This morning, a fairly strong earthquake struck southern Mexico - can SAS analyze past earthquake data to help predict future earthquakes?... I don't have any pictures of ... Read More

Forecasting sharknadoes with SAS

Everyone is intrigued by natural disasters - can we predict the likelihood of multiple disasters happening simultaneously?... My friend Rochelle is an avid SCUBA diver ... Read More

Analytics, and winning soccer (fútbol) teams!

The old saying KISS (Keep It Simple) can be applied to just about anything, including sports analytics. Here I use SAS to create some simple charts to analyze ... Read More

How to read Excel spreadsheets with SAS University Edition

This blog post teaches you how to import an Excel spreadsheet into the free SAS University Edition, so you can further analyze and graph the ... Read More