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

Shocking data about your electricity rate!

Did you know that different states charge different $$ rates for electricity? The graphs in this blog will let you easily compare your rate to ... Read More

Does your county have a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle?

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether it's good or bad for the local law enforcement agencies to receive military surplus items. The ... Read More

Analyzing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Admit it - you were fascinated by the 3D pipes screensaver! How many CPU cycles did we let our machines burn up, drawing and re-drawing ... Read More

US public schools projected to be majority-minority in 2014

Being that today is a Throwback Thursday, I decided to re-create one of my favorite things from elementary school -- show-and-tell! And of course I'll be ... Read More

Will California dry up and fall off?

When the recent earthquake hit California, one of my friends commented that "California is so dry right now, I'm surprised it didn't just break off ... Read More

How to show recessions (or other ranges) on a time series plot

It's easy to plot events that happened at a certain time, but what about events that extended over a range of dates, such as recessions? ... Read More

Mapping 206 hospitals in 29 states!

If you're a really big company, with many locations around the country, how do you keep track of all that? ... With a great map, ... Read More

What's trending in your neck of the woods?

"Trending" is one of those words that's trending these days, as we verbify everything. And if you understood that, then you'll probably love this blog! :-) ... Read More

If US state borders were redrawn -- which new state would you live in?

Find out which state you'll live in, if the US state borders are redrawn so we have 50 states with equal population! (Don't worry! - ... Read More

Tracking Ebola: Layering customized SAS maps

There are many ways to use SAS in Health & Life Sciences, and one of my favorite is using it to track the spread of ... Read More