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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A beginner's tutorial on ... geographical maps

Your biggest problem with maps used to be learning how to fold a paper road map. Today, with the advent of GPS, Google Maps, and location-specific data, the bar has been raised! ... you now need to know how to plot your data on a map! Below are several examples of different kinds […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... pie charts

There's an old expression "easy as pie."  Have you ever tried to bake a pie??? ... It's not so easy, LOL!  And neither is using pie charts correctly! :) Below are several examples of different kinds of pie charts you can create with SAS/GRAPH. And at the bottom of this […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... bar charts

Do you know how to create a bar chart using SAS, and when to use what kind of bar chart?!?  If the answer doesn't come to you "easy as pie" then this blog is for you! Below are several examples of different kinds of bar charts you can create with SAS/GRAPH. […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... line plots

Do you know (right off the top of your head) the simple SAS/GRAPH code you would use to create line graphs? ... If not, then this tutorial is for you! A line plot is basically a scatter plot where the markers are connected. A line plot should only be used […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... scatter plots

Scatter plots are probably the simplest kind of graph, and provide a great way to visually look for relationships between two variables.  But, do you know (right off the top of your head) the simple SAS/GRAPH code you would use to create them? ... This tutorial leads you step-by-step through the […]

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Where to find what? A guide to SAS resources

Having recently written my first blog post on the SAS Users Groups blog with the QUEST to Learn SAS article I have become inspired to share more with the SAS community outside of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At our last QUEST (Queensland Users Exploring SAS Technology) local SAS user group meeting […]

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125 years of experience can't be wrong

Occasionally we see students in our more advanced courses who have skipped the Programming 1: Essentials class. Usually they are familiar with SAS or other programming languages. Sometimes they are even fluent and proficient in other programming languages. They feel comfortable skipping the basics and moving on to other classes, […]

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What Didn't Stay in Vegas

Just flew back from Vegas, and boy, are my arms tired! (ba-dump) If you attended SAS Global Forum, you probably learned a lot of things you didn't know. But if you were a SAS employee, you also learned a lot of things you didn't know. One of the perks of […]

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