When displaying maps, geometric shapes (such as circles), or results of certain analyses, it is important to equate axes. This blog illustrates options in PROC SGPLOT that enable you to equate axes.
Did you know that you can make a graph extend across multiple pages? Making a multipage graph poses no problem for ODS Graphics---you simply use a BY variable to create page breaks. Most of the work involves deciding where to break pages and properly labeling continuations.
Today, I focus on the steps needed to make a graph that is composed of multiple heterogeneous components (in this case, dendrograms and a heat map).
SAS Global Forum 2017 is around the corner and SAS users are gearing up to travel to Orlando for a blockbuster conference. ODS Graphics is now a well known component of Base SAS and many readers of this blog who are proficient users of SG Procedures and GTL can look
PROC SGPLOT writes a graph template and uses it to create a graph. You can edit the template and then create a modified graph.
Axis tables enable you to combine tabular and graphical information into a single display. I love axis tables. My involvement with axis tables dates back over 30 years to their ancient predecessor, the table that contains an ASCII bar chart. In the mid 1980s, I created a table in PROC
Have you ever wanted to modify a graph title that is produced by an analytical procedure? You can make a wide variety of changes by modifying the graph template. Modifying the graph template is straight forward. You specify ODS TRACE ON, run the procedure, find the template name, display the
There are many situations where it is beneficial to display the data using a polar graph. Often your data may contain directional information. Or, the data may be cyclic in nature, with information over time by weeks, or years. The simple solution is to display the directional or time data
A customer wants to use PROC REG to fit a simple regression model but display in the fit plot markers that differentiate groups of individuals. Click on a graph to enlarge. Before we see how to do that, let's look at some simpler examples. The following step fits a linear
Let us start the new year by taking a trip back in history to SAS 9.2, first released in 2008, and the first SAS release that included the new ODS Graphics software including GTL and SG procedures. While we have recently released the third maintenance on SAS 9.4 (SAS 9.40M3),
I have written a new book on advanced ODS Graphics examples. It is available as a free PDF file on the web. It is in color, and all of the SAS code is available by double clicking a link at the beginning of each example. Advanced ODS Graphics Examples Update:
Early last year I wrote an article on how to create the "Most Frequent Adverse Events Sorted by Relative Risk" graph using the SGPLOT procedure. The key issue here is that such a graph normally displays two plots side by side, a scatter plot of the proportion values by treatment
This article shows how to visualize a surface in SAS. You can use the SURFACEPLOTPARM statement in the Graph Template Language (GTL) to create a surface plot. But don't worry, you don't need to know anything about GTL: just copy the code in this article and replace the names of
In the past few weeks, I have written two blogs on SG annotation and on saving and then modifying the graphs that analytical procedures produce: Modifying dynamic variables in ODS Graphics Annotating graphs from analytical PROCs Today, I finish this series with one more blog. This one shows how you
There are many ways to modify the graphs that SAS creates. Standard graph customization methods include template modification (which most people use to modify graphs that analytical procedures produce) and SG annotation (which most people use to modify graphs that procedures such as PROC SGPLOT produce). However, you can also
PharmaSUG 2015 in Orlando was held at the Renaissance had a record breaking attendance of over 650. Weather was great, except for a huge downpour on the evening of the last day. All the popular presenters were in attendance including Art Carpenter, Kirk Lafler, Arthur Li and many others. Presentations
MicroMaps are a powerful way to display data where the display includes small, lightweight maps to provide geographical information regarding the data. This geographical information gives clues to the relationship between the data that could lead to more insight. The SAS SG Procedures and GTL do not currently have built-in
Last week a user expressed the need to create a graph like the one shown on the right using SAS. This seems eminently doable using GTL and I thought I would undertake making this graph using SAS 9.3. The source data required to create this graph is only the
Often we need graphs that display two or more responses by the same category values. In many cases it is useful to plot both responses on the same response (Y) axis. This can be helpful to understand the data and compare the magnitudes side by side. This works when the scales
The Third PharmaSUG-China conference was held in Beijing last week, and I had the pleasure to attend this excellent conference along with a record number of attendees. On Thursday, I presented two 1/2 day seminars on ODS Graphics. One titled "Advanced Topics in GTL" and another titled "Complex Clinical Graphs
In her article Creating Spaghetti Plots Just got Easy, Lelia McConnell has provided us a glimpse into some new useful features in the SAS 9.4M2 release. The term Spaghetti plots generally refers to cases where time series plots have to be identified by multiple group classifications. The support for the
This article is by guest contributor Lelia McConnell, SAS Tech Support. Creating Spaghetti Plots Just Got Easy Sample 38076: “Response by patient and treatment group” illustrates how to generate a spaghetti plot using the SGPLOT procedure. Sample 40255: “Plot of study results by treatment group” illustrates how to generate a
A few weeks back I wrote an article on Grouped Timeline for creating a stacked timeline for onset of different virus. The idea in that article was to display a stacked needle on a time axis using a HighLow plot. Such graphs are also referred to as EPI or Epidemic Curve
The topic of VENN diagrams had come up a while ago. At that time, I thought it may be interesting to build a proportional VENN diagram. But, reading up on VENN Diagrams, I learned that VENN diagrams represent all intersections of N sets, regardless of whether there are actually any observations in one
Just getting back from PharmaSUG 2014 in San Diego. The conference was great, both inside and outside. The organizers ordered up some great weather for the Padres game and also for dinner on the flight deck of the Midway Carrier. Our focus here being on graphics, we were all extremely gratified by the presentations in