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

A graph fit for a Prince

I was sad to hear that one of my favorite singers, Prince, died last week. This blog post describes a ... Read More

Looking for cheaters in the Boston Marathon data

With more and more data available these days, and computers that can analyze that data, it's becoming feasible to look for ... Read More

How much will that taxi cost me?

Are you afraid that if you take a ride in a taxi, you might get "taken for a ride"? If ... Read More

Getting down and dirty with lake water quality data

Just like my hero Mike Rowe on the Dirty Jobs TV show, I'm finally diving into an area involving water quality ... Read More

Things to do in Vegas during SAS Global Forum

While you're at SAS Global Forum (or any conference) in Las Vegas, you might have a bit of spare time ... Read More

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in the US

Lately I've seen several articles about drug overdose deaths being on the increase. But I didn't really like the graphs ... Read More

Best gasoline prices for your holiday travels

Gasoline prices are a lot lower than they've been the past few years, but the price fluctuates so much that ... Read More

Does E85 fuel save you money or cost more?

I recently bought a vehicle that has FlexFuel capability and can use E85 (mostly ethanol) fuel. But can you guess ... Read More

How to graph NBA data with SAS

People have always been fascinated by sports statistics, and with the recent popularity of fantasy sports there is an increased ... Read More

Tracking our local lake rise 20-ft above normal

We recently had a flooding event at Jordan Lake where the water rose almost 20 feet above normal. This blog ... Read More