A few (hundred) SAS graphs to choose from!...

I've created several hundred SAS graphs over the years. I was just musing to myself this morning how nicely Google lets me peruse through images of my graphs. And I thought some of you might also like to know how to do that... Most of you know how to search for keywords […]

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Can you name all the SAS colors?

Anybody can come up with a list of simple colors, such as red, green, and blue. If you're a bit more color savvy, you might even throw in indigo, magenta, and fuchsia. But what about more obscure names such as cornsilk, mistyrose, and midnightblue? This blog post will help you […]

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SAS/GRAPH: Intermediate Tricks (a Handbook for the Wizard’s Apprentice)

Did you ever wish you could master SAS/GRAPH, and create graphs and maps that were customized exactly like you wanted them? Then this free eBook is for you! Probably the most memorable book for me was the Necronomicon in the Army of Darkness movie. How many of you liked that […]

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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 powerful tools for working with data is Proc SQL ... I've used Proc SQL in some of my previous blog posts for simple tasks (such […]

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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 data. First, you need to create a folder on your local computer (such as C:\\SASUniversityEdition\\myfolders\\ ), and then then set that up as a Shared […]

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How to create a bubble plot in SAS University Edition

Are you a fan of Hans Rosling's famous bubble plots? ... Then why not learn how to create your own bubble plots in SAS University Edition?!? :) Perhaps you saw my SAS/GRAPH imitation of Hans Rosling's animation in a previous blog (see a snapshot of my graph below)? Or perhaps the SGPLOT […]

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How to create a histogram in SAS University Edition

This is a simple tutorial showing how to use SQL to subset data, and then create a histogram using Proc Sgplot, in SAS University Edition. So you've downloaded SAS University Edition, and you're wondering "What now?" -- I would recommend exploring some of the sample data, and creating some simple […]

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Free SAS Software for students!

Remember the episode where Oprah gave a free car to everyone in her studio audience? - Well Jim Goodnight goes one better, and gives free SAS Software to all students in the world! When I was in graduate school, I felt very fortunate to be at NC State University, because SAS let us […]

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Using transparent colors in SAS Graphs

This graph certainly makes it clear! I can see right through your lies! Clearly, you know what you're talking about! We need more transparency in our organization! What was that all about, you might ask?!? ... I was just getting all the obvious puns out of the way, so I […]

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A graphical index to my SAS/GRAPH blogs

Following SAS' Sanjay Matange's lead, I have recently set up a graphical (thumbnail-driven) index to my SAS/GRAPH blogs. Hopefully this will provide an easy way for you to quickly peruse my past blogs, and find the ones you might be interested in. So far, I've got 44 of my blogs […]

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