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 blogs and one for my advanced blogs. When Sanjay asked me to make an icon for my advanced blogs, at
This blog 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 blog 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 blog provides a macro that can help you when you make a mistake in writing the annotations.
In this blog, I will review some of graphs from previous blogs 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.