Plotting just your data often helps you gain insight into how it has changed over time. But what if you want to know why it changed? Although correlation does not always imply causation, it is often useful to graph multiple things together, that might logically be related. For example, recessions
By using a format, you can change the tick values and create values that range from 100 to 50 to 100 to display the probable outcome of a sporting event.
Have you ever wanted to see examples of all of the output styles that SAS provides? You can run a program and look at the resulting file, styles.html. This post explains more about the styles that you will see including a discussion of attribute priority.
You can use PROC SGPLOT, BY variables, and a SG annotation data set together to put separate annotations into each BY group. However, you need two more steps to make it happen. This post shows all of the steps necessary to put different annotations into each graph when you have a BY variable.
It seems only a few months back I posted an article on creating Pie Charts using a GTL based macro. Well, looking back, that was almost 6 years ago!! Recently, a colleague here at SAS needed to create Pie Charts in his report along with other plots created using SGPLOT
A while back a user requested to create a 3D WaterFall chart as presented by E Castanon Alvarez et. al. in "3D waterfall plots: a better graphical representation of tumor response in oncology" Annals of Oncology, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, Pages 454–456. I posted a blog article titled
There were 97 e-posters in The Quad demo room at SAS Global Forum this year. And the one that caught my eye was Ted Conway's "Periodic Table of Introductory SAS ODS Graphics Examples." Here's a picture of Ted fielding some questions from an interested user... He created a nice/fun graphic,
The REG statement fits linear regression models, displays the fit functions, and optionally displays the data values. You can fit a line or a polynomial curve. You can fit a single function or when you have a group variable, fit multiple functions.
PROC SGPLOT looks at the PROC statements, it looks at the data, and it writes a template that might depend on the data. If you want to understand how the graph is created, you need to look at the PROC SGPLOT code, the graph template and data objects that it constructs, and the final graph.
Usually, you use axis tables when there is a clear link between the rows of the axis table and the graph. I'll show how to use an axis table to create a table that is independent of the graph. This post also uses discrete attribute maps.
This post shows you how to run PROC SGPLOT, create smooth curves by using penalized B-splines, use ODS OUTPUT to create an output data set from PROC SGPLOT, and process it to display drop lines.
The POSITION= option in the TEXT statement provides you with a way to position text in a variety of locations relative to a point. You can use this option to fine tune label placement in a plot primarily created by using the SCATTER statement and the DATALABEL= option.
I hope everyone has noticed some new shortcuts in Graphically Speaking. As you scroll down and look to the right, there are shortcuts for Sanjay's getting started and clinical graphs posts and one for my advanced blogs. When Sanjay asked me to make an icon for my advanced blogs, at
This post provides a general macro that enables you to easily display special characters (Unicode) in axis table columns.
You can use SG Annotation (and its GTL equivalent) to display one graph inside another.
This post shows a variety of techniques including how to use PROC TEMPLATE and the SOURCE statement, PROC SGPLOT with multiple Y-axis tables, create comparable axes in two side-by-side graphs, create a broken axis, write and use a table template that wraps text, and find and display examples of certain statements in graph templates and fonts in style templates.
PROC SGPLOT displays titles inside the graph. If you want to display a title inside the graph and a different title outside the graph, you can use the ODS LAYOUT or the GTL. The ODS LAYOUT gives you precise control over your output and enables you to display multiple graphs and tables in each page.
SG annotation is a powerful technique for adding text, lines, arrows, shapes, and images to graphs. This post provides a macro that can help you when you make a mistake in writing the annotations.
In this post, I will review some of graphs from previous posts while concentrating on just the axes, grid lines, and reference lines. They might not be the most exciting parts of a graph, but there are multiple options that when properly used can turn a good graph into a great graph.
When displaying maps, geometric shapes (such as circles), or results of certain analyses, it is important to equate axes. This post illustrates options in PROC SGPLOT that enable you to equate axes.
A vector plot draws a line from one point in a graph to another point. In this post, I will show you how to create short vectors instead of vectors that emanate from the origin. I also show how to modify the positions of the vector labels.
Did you know that you can make a graph extend across multiple pages? Making a multipage graph poses no problem for ODS Graphics---you simply use a BY variable to create page breaks. Most of the work involves deciding where to break pages and properly labeling continuations.