Have a traditional SAS/Graph Valentine's Day!


Nobody puts an arrow through a heart any better than Sam Cooke & Cupid ... but SAS/Graph comes close!

If you've been following my blog, you know that my favorite of all the SAS Procedures are the traditional SAS/Graph Procs, such as GPlot and GMap. They're rock-solid reliable, and flexible enough that you can create just about any graphic visualization that you can imagine.

Therefore I've created a special Valentine's example, of a traditional heart, using traditional SAS/Graph procs - hopefully SAS/Graph has not only put an arrow through these hearts, but one through yours as well!





And for a special Valentine's treat, click either heart above to go to the interactive version, and then click the red heart to see other SAS Valentine's blogs.  Also, here's the SAS code if you'd like to see how this example was created.



About Author

Robert Allison

The Graph Guy!

Robert has worked at SAS for over 25 years, and is perhaps the foremost expert in creating custom graphs using SAS/GRAPH. His educational background is in Computer Science, and he holds a BS, MS, and PhD from NC State University. He is the author of several conference papers, has won a few graphic competitions, and has written a book (SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics).

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  1. When you don't have time for SAS coding . . .
    My “graphic” shortcut for “drawing” a heart in an MS Outlook email to my wife,
    e.g., when appending it to the right of my name or below it,
    is to use Insert > Symbol,
    and selecting the ♥
    Then I color it red.
    Unfortunately, when I copied this text from Outlook,
    and pasted it into this Comment window,
    the color was switched to black.

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