Cool SAS infographic, with custom 3-D effect

Here's an example that shows SAS is more than just a tool to create analytic graphics - it can also be used to create 'cute' infographics! :) An infographic that recently caught my eye had a fleet of airplanes stretching from overhead out to the horizon, along with some interesting […]

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How do your favorite TV episodes stack up ... in a graph?

Have you ever wanted to visualize the IMDb's ratings for your favorite TV show? Here's how you can do that with SAS software! The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has a huge amount of data about movies, TV shows, etc. One of the things they track is the user-ratings for individual […]

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How could SAS be used to help find missing planes?

I'm sure that anyone in the world would do whatever they could to help find the missing Flight 370 ... and this is my attempt to do what I can. In my previous blog post, I showed how SAS could be used to visualize the locations where planes have disappeared. This blog […]

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Airplanes that have disappeared, without a trace!

With all the recent news reports about the missing Flight 370, I wondered what other airplanes have disappeared without a trace ... and I used SAS to visualize that data! There was in interesting infographic on the Bloomberg website that sort of answered my question, but their map just had […]

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Creating SAS graphs for an international audience

Have you ever eaten a biscuit, and thought to yourself "well, it ain't like momma fixed it"? (Alan Jackson fans will get that one!) ... So it is with food, and so it is with numbers and dates in graphs! Back in college, when I lived in the Alexander International Dorm […]

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Best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

In my younger years, I enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, GA. Did you know the city dyes the fountain water green and has a parade that attracts over 400,000 people? It is now time for me to find additional cities to celebrate the holiday. Based on the DriveTheNation […]

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Riddle: When is a bar chart really a pie chart?

Did you know that this Friday is Pi Day? How are you planning to commemorate this special day? :) Next year's Pi Day might even be more special than usual, being that it will contain: March 14, 2015 - 9:26:53. And if you realize the coolness of that (3.141592653), you might be […]

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Breaking Bad (data) with SAS!

In the Breaking Bad TV series, Walter White has an impressive lab where he secretly makes the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Wouldn't it be cool to use SAS to show the locations of all the clandestine meth labs in the US?!? Let's do it!... In this blog, I show you […]

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Olympic graphs ... on steroids!

Michele Ensor recently posted a wonderful blog with a graph of the 2014 Winter Olympics medal count. I'm going to further refine that graph, making it an Olympic graph ... on steroids! :) Here is Michele's graph: First, let's give it a few simple cosmetic changes. I always like to have […]

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Should teachers get a pay raise?

Teacher pay, and the possibility of a raise, has been a hot topic in North Carolina lately.  So I decided to look around and see if I could find any good data related to teacher salary, and then try to determine the best way to present that data graphically. I found that […]

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