Introduction to Creating Dynamically Linked Graphs

Dynamically linked graphs are one of the primary tools of exploratory data analysis. When you have multivariate data and you want to understand relationships between variables, it is often useful to create dynamically linked graphs.

Chapter 2, Reading and Writing Data, demonstrated ways to open SAS data sets stored on your PC or on a SAS server. In this chapter you create standard statistical graphs to visualize your data and relationships between variables.

The program statements in this chapter are distributed with SAS/IML Studio. To open the program that contains the statements:

  1. Select File Open File from the main menu.

  2. Click Go to Installation directory near the bottom of the dialog box.

  3. Navigate to the Programs\Doc\STATGuide folder.

  4. Select the file.

  5. Click Open.