After almost 32 years, I am retiring from SAS.
By using a format, you can change the tick values and create values that range from 100 to 50 to 100 to display the probable outcome of a sporting event.
The STYLEATTRS statement in PROC SGPLOT enables you to override colors, markers, line patterns, fill patterns, and axis break patterns in ODS styles, without requiring you to change the ODS style template.
You can use Unicode to display special characters in SAS output including tables and graphs. With graphs that analytical procedures produce, you might need additional steps.
Have you ever wanted to see examples of all of the output styles that SAS provides? You can run a program and look at the resulting file, styles.html. This post explains more about the styles that you will see including a discussion of attribute priority.
You can use PROC SGPLOT, BY variables, and a SG annotation data set together to put separate annotations into each BY group. However, you need two more steps to make it happen. This post shows all of the steps necessary to put different annotations into each graph when you have a BY variable.
The LOESS statement in PROC SGPLOT finds a fit function while making no assumptions about the parametric form of the regression function.
You can use penalized B-splines display a smooth curve through a set of data. The PBSPLINE statement fits spline models, displays the fit function(s), and optionally displays the data values.
The REG statement fits linear regression models, displays the fit functions, and optionally displays the data values. You can fit a line or a polynomial curve. You can fit a single function or when you have a group variable, fit multiple functions.
PROC SGPLOT looks at the PROC statements, it looks at the data, and it writes a template that might depend on the data. If you want to understand how the graph is created, you need to look at the PROC SGPLOT code, the graph template and data objects that it constructs, and the final graph.
Usually, you use axis tables when there is a clear link between the rows of the axis table and the graph. I'll show how to use an axis table to create a table that is independent of the graph. This post also uses discrete attribute maps.
This post shows you how to run PROC SGPLOT, create smooth curves by using penalized B-splines, use ODS OUTPUT to create an output data set from PROC SGPLOT, and process it to display drop lines.
This post shows ways to display the upper or lower triangle of a correlation matrix. You can also use colors to show the magnitude of the correlations.
The POSITION= option in the TEXT statement provides you with a way to position text in a variety of locations relative to a point. You can use this option to fine tune label placement in a plot primarily created by using the SCATTER statement and the DATALABEL= option.
We'll take a deeper dive into understanding item stores--the files in which compiled templates are stored--and ways in which you can access them. At the end, I will show you one of my new examples: displaying percentages in the Kaplan-Meier failure plot.
You can modify all of the components of the graphs that analytical procedures produce: the data object, graph template, and the dynamic variables. This post takes a closer look at dynamic variables (which you can see by using PROC DOCUMENT) and data objects and explores graphs that are constructed from more than one data object.
Curve labels in series plots can be positioned inside or outside the graph. Date variables can be specified as TYPE=LINEAR with a date format or more commonly as TYPE=DATE. Sometimes external curve labels might appear below or above the graph, particularly with TYPE=DATE axes. This post shows you ways to move them to the right of the graph.
I hope everyone has noticed some new shortcuts in Graphically Speaking. As you scroll down and look to the right, there are shortcuts for Sanjay's getting started and clinical graphs posts and one for my advanced blogs. When Sanjay asked me to make an icon for my advanced blogs, at
This post provides a general macro that enables you to easily display special characters (Unicode) in axis table columns.
You can use SG Annotation (and its GTL equivalent) to display one graph inside another.
This post shows a variety of techniques including how to use PROC TEMPLATE and the SOURCE statement, PROC SGPLOT with multiple Y-axis tables, create comparable axes in two side-by-side graphs, create a broken axis, write and use a table template that wraps text, and find and display examples of certain statements in graph templates and fonts in style templates.