Release the fourth one first, they did!


If you're just a casual Star Wars fan, you might be confused about the order of the movies. Here's a SAS graph that will help you make sense of it all, before Episode VII comes out this week!



If you'd like to see how I created this custom graph, here's a link to the SAS code. There are all kinds of neat tricks demonstrated in the code, such as: annotating bars and labels, html hover-text and drill downs, date axis by 5-year increments, and the roman numeral numeric format.

And in the "random pictures from my friends" department ... I asked a handful of my co-workers if they had any Star Wars toys in their office. Within about 1 minute, I got a reply from Gordon that he just so happened to have a Yoda golf driver head cover! (Yoda is kind of a 'thing' here in SAS R&D, if you hadn't heard!)


And here's a picture of my friend Mary's daughter, dressed as Rey with a lightsaber. (You can hear the sound effects, if you listen closely! LOL)


What was your favorite Star Wars toy when you were growing up?


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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