SAS/GRAPH: Intermediate Tricks (a Handbook for the Wizard’s Apprentice)


Did you ever wish you could master SAS/GRAPH, and create graphs and maps that were customized exactly like you wanted them? Then this free eBook is for you!

Probably the most memorable book for me was the Necronomicon in the Army of Darkness movie. How many of you liked that old Bruce Campbell movie? I can only hope that my eBook will be as powerful & memorable as the book in that movie!

A couple of years ago, I wrote a free eBook called SAS/GRAPH: The Basics (see previous blog posts featuring the book). And now, after many customer requests, I've written another free eBook - SAS/GRAPH: Intermediate Tricks (a Handbook for the Wizard's Apprentice)! And as the title implies, this book delves into the trickier techniques (and teaches how to customize your graphs).

Here are some of the topics covered in the book:

And here are a few random examples from the book (note that I use simple examples like these to demonstrate the technique, and then also show much fancier examples that were created using the same techniques).














Note that this is just a personal project, and hasn't been through the proofreading and editing that official SAS books go through. So if you find any glaring errors, please let me know!


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).


  1. Monika Sokolowski on

    I have programmed for 23 years. It is always fun to compare my own tricks to what other people use. It either reinforces that there’s nothing better or it surprises me with something new. I am intrigued.

  2. Robert: Thanks for sharing these great graphics. The ability to convey information visually is a great asset to an analyst. I will take these out for a ride.

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