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The following excerpt is from SAS Press author Ron Cody and his book "SAS Statistics by Example" Copyright © 2011, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (please note that results may vary depending on your version of SAS software)
Creating a Bar Chart Using PROC SGPLOT
You can create a similar bar chart using PROC SGPLOT. A number of built-in styles make it very easy to customize your output. For example, a style called JOURNAL produces black and white output, suitable for publication in a journal. A style called STATISTICAL gives you output that is designed for statistical purposes.
Program 3.7 shows how to produce a chart similar to the one produced in Program 3.6:
Program 3.7: Generating a Bar Chart Using PROC SGPLOT
title "Generating a Bar Chart - Using PROC SGPLOT"; proc sgplot data=store; vbar Region; run;
The syntax is almost identical to PROC GCHART. You enter the keyword VBAR, followed by one or more variables for which you want to create a bar chart. Here is the output: