Tag: GTL

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
Broken Y-Axis with SAS 9.2

In the previous post on Broken Y-Axis, I reviewed different ways to display data as a Bar Chart, where the response values for some categories are many orders of magnitude larger than the other values.  These tall bars force  the display of other values to be squeezed down thus making it harder to compare

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
Broken Y-Axis

Often we want to display data as a bar chart where a few observations have large values compared to the rest.  Comparison between the smaller values becomes hard as the small bars are squeezed by the tall bars.  Here is an example data, and a bar chart showing the data. The large values

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
PharmaSUG 2012 update

PharmaSUG 2012 conference drew to a close today, concluding two and a half days packed with papers, presentations, posters, hands-on demos and super demos by SAS staff.  While the weather outside was a bit chilly from time to time, the conference what hopping with many user papers on how to

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
Just a legend, please

Recently, an interesting question was posed on the previous article on this blog by a reader.  Can we use the new DiscreteAttrMap feature to create just a legend with specific entries, with no graph.  The question was intriguing enough that I did not wait to ask - "Why?".  I just got

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
Simpler is better

A recent article in the SAS and R blog was about current winter temperatures in Albany, NY.  The temperature data for the recent winter (Dec 2011 - Mar 2012) was plotted on a polar graph. Robert Allison posted an article on displaying the same data as a Polar Graph using SAS/GRAPH .  Here is his

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
Let them eat pie

ODS Graphics system was initially motivated by the need for high quality graphs for SAS Base, STAT, and other analytical procedures.  Use of SG Procedures, ODS Graphics Designer and GTL by users too has initially focused on analytical graphs.  But just like wheels on carryon bags that started for the specific needs of flight

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
Beer, diapers and heat map

The parable of beer and diapers is often related when teaching data mining techniques.  Whether fact or fiction, a Heat Map is useful to view the claimed associations.  A co-worker recently enquired about possible ways to display associations or dependency between variables.  One option is to show the dependency as a node

Data Visualization
Sanjay Matange 0
The more the merrier

Often it is useful to view multiple responses by a common independent variable all in the same plot.  SGPLOT procedure and GTL support the ability to view two responses, one each on the Y and Y2 axes by one independent variable (X) in one graph.  Yes, you can also have X

Rick Wicklin 0
Overlay density estimates on a plot

A recent question on a SAS Discussion Forum was "how can you overlay multiple kernel density estimates on a single plot?" There are three ways to do this, depending on your goals and objectives. Overlay different estimates of the same variable Sometimes you have a single variable and want to

Data Visualization
Pratik Phadke 0
Calendar Heatmaps in GTL

Calendar Heatmaps are an interesting alternative view of time-series data. The measured value is displayed as color mapped cells in a calendar. Calendar Heatmaps can be easily created with SAS 9.3 using just the HEATMAPPARM, SERIESPLOT and BLOCKPLOT statements in GTL and some simple data manipulation. The example below shows

Rick Wicklin 0
Overlaying two histograms in SAS

A reader commented to me that he wants to use the HISTOGRAM statement of the SGPLOT procedure to overlay two histograms on a single plot. He could do it, but unfortunately SAS was choosing a large bin width for one of the variables and a small bin width for the