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The SGSCATTER Procedure


Identifies the data set that contains the plot variables. The statement also gives you the option to specify a description and write template code to a file.
Requirements: An input data set is required.


PROC SGSCATTER <DATA= input-data-set>
<DESCRIPTION="text-string" >
<TMPLOUT= "filename">;



specifies the SAS data set that contains the variables to process. By default, the procedure uses the most recently created SAS data set.

DESCRIPTION= "text-string"

specifies a description for the output image. The description identifies the image in the following locations:

  • the Results window

  • the alternate text for the image in HTML output

  • the table of contents that is created by the CONTENTS option in an ODS statement

The default description is "The SGSCATTER Procedure".

Note:   You can disable the alternate text in HTML output by specifying an empty string. That is, DESCRIPTION="" .  [cautionend]

Note:   The name of the output image is specified by the IMAGENAME= option in the ODS GRAPHICS statement.  [cautionend]

Alias: DES
TMPLOUT= "filename"

specifies a file destination for the template code that is generated by the SGSCATTER procedure.

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