Friday's Innovation Inspiration - BUBBLE option?

I have to say that I've never heard of the Bubble option, so I looked it up on (my go-to place for searches on customer problems or to simply to learn something about SAS). The search led me to documentation for the statement options in SAS ODS Graphics. So, I assume the author below is talking about an option to produce a Bubble plot.
The explanation that provided for me is, "Creates a bubble plot in which two variables determine the location of the bubble centers and a third variable controls the size of the bubble." So, I checked for  two or three papers to start you on your journey:


Take a look at the papers, and then let me know if I'm on the right track or missed it altogether. Thanks!!


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Waynette Tubbs

Editor, Marketing Editorial

+Waynette Tubbs is the Editor of the Risk Management Knowledge Exchange at SAS, Managing Editor of sascom Magazine and Editor of the SAS Tech Report. Tubbs has developed a comprehensive portfolio of strategic business and marketing communications during her career spanning 15 years of magazine, marketing and agency work.


  1. If memory serves, I'd say you're right on target. I'm not sure bubble plots were available 25 years ago but I have seen them since and your interpretation seems quite accurate.

    • Waynette Tubbs
      Waynette Tubbs on

      William ~ thank you for taking the time to set my mind at ease. I'm always trying to send valuable, accurate information to SAS users.

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