Robert Allison
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Principal Development Tester

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

Is North Carolina the new Hollywood!?!

You might be surprised at how many movies and TV shows are made in North Carolina - especially within the last few years. This blog ... Read More

Tracking the increase in marijuana's THC content

After the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado in 2012, it has been a much more frequent news topic than before - even from a ... Read More

Visualizing the eradication of smallpox

Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1979, after an extensive vaccination campaign in the 19th and 20th centuries. This blog post contains a visual analysis of the ... Read More

How to make infectious diseases look better

The Wall Street Journal recently published some graphs about seven infectious diseases, and I tried using SAS to improve the graphs ... it's a veritable infectious disease ... Read More

Have a traditional SAS/Graph Valentine's Day!

Nobody puts an arrow through a heart any better than Sam Cooke & Cupid ... but SAS/Graph comes close! If you've been following my blog, ... Read More

Geographical hotspot visualization of election data

I'm ramping up my visualization skills in preparation for the next big election, and I invite you to do the same! Let's start by plotting some ... Read More

Which North Carolina state park is trending?

North Carolina is one of those lucky states that has a huge variety of scenic destinations, such as mountains, piedmont, coastal plains, beaches, and 'outer banks' ... Read More

Is Google Fiber coming to your city?

Google recently announced that they will be adding Google Fiber high speed network and TV to my area. This was great news, because it will give us ... Read More

Eating liver and prepping data: How are they similar?

This week, I finally ate some liver, for the first time in over 20 years - and I realized it's a lot like prepping data ... Read More

Thinking about retiring in another country?

Have you ever thought about retiring in another country, where your money might go further? Well here's some quantitative data to help you make an ... Read More