New SAS Press Book on Clinical Graphs using SAS


Most regular readers may have already noticed the release of my new book "Clinical Graphs using SAS", as indicated by the icon of the book cover and the link to the SAS Press page under the "About this blog" section on the right.

BookThis book is a result of the various techniques we have discussed for creating clinical graphs using SAS in this blog, in the SAS Support  Communities web page and various papers and presentations at user meetings.

Starting with SAS 9.3, many features were added to the SG procedures and GTL to enable the creation of clinical graphs with use of the statements and options.  Annotation was also introduced for SG procedures that allowed the addition of axis aligned statistics for graphs like the Survival Plot and the Forest Plot.

The release of SAS 9.4 along with the three maintenance releases included new statements that were designed explicitly to make clinical graphs easier to create.  These included the Axis Table statements, Data Set based Annotation and Attribute Maps for GTL.  Now, group attributes can be set through statement syntax and display of axis tick values and data labels can be controlled.

This book uses all these techniques, both in SAS 9.4 and SAS 9.3 to create the commonly requested clinical graphs such as the Survival Plot, Forest Plot, Swimmer Plot, Adverse Event Timeline and many more.  I hope you will find this book useful.

SAS Global Forum is in Las Vegas this year, April 18-21.  A solid slate of papers related to graphs are offered.  Here is the List of Graphics related Papers.  I will look forward to seeing y'all at the conference.


About Author

Sanjay Matange

Director, R&D

Sanjay Matange is R&D Director in the Data Visualization Division responsible for the development and support of the ODS Graphics system, including the Graph Template Language (GTL), Statistical Graphics (SG) procedures, ODS Graphics Designer and related software. Sanjay has co-authored a book on SG Procedures with SAS/PRESS.

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