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.
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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.
PROC SGPLOT displays titles inside the graph. If you want to display a title inside the graph and a different title outside the graph, you can use the ODS LAYOUT or the GTL. The ODS LAYOUT gives you precise control over your output and enables you to display multiple graphs and tables in each page.
SG annotation is a powerful technique for adding text, lines, arrows, shapes, and images to graphs. This post provides a macro that can help you when you make a mistake in writing the annotations.
In this post, I will review some of graphs from previous posts while concentrating on just the axes, grid lines, and reference lines. They might not be the most exciting parts of a graph, but there are multiple options that when properly used can turn a good graph into a great graph.
When displaying maps, geometric shapes (such as circles), or results of certain analyses, it is important to equate axes. This post illustrates options in PROC SGPLOT that enable you to equate axes.
This post presents some basic aspects of ODS Graphics: enabling, selecting, and displaying graphs.
A vector plot draws a line from one point in a graph to another point. In this post, I will show you how to create short vectors instead of vectors that emanate from the origin. I also show how to modify the positions of the vector labels.
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.
The Dw.p format displays numeric values, in a field w positions wide, possibly with a great range of values, lining up decimals for values of similar magnitude. The BESTDw.pformat combines the BESTw. format for integers and the Dw.p format for nonintegers. Specifying BESTDw.p (where p = w - 1) is better than specifying BESTw. for columns, since decimals do not shift when the last digit is 0.