The SIM2D Procedure

ODS Graphics

Statistical procedures use ODS Graphics to create graphs as part of their output. ODS Graphics is described in detail in Chapter 21: Statistical Graphics Using ODS.

Before you create graphs, ODS Graphics must be enabled (for example, by specifying the ODS GRAPHICS ON statement). For more information about enabling and disabling ODS Graphics, see the section Enabling and Disabling ODS Graphics in Chapter 21: Statistical Graphics Using ODS.

The overall appearance of graphs is controlled by ODS styles. Styles and other aspects of using ODS Graphics are discussed in the section A Primer on ODS Statistical Graphics in Chapter 21: Statistical Graphics Using ODS.

For additional control of the graphics that are displayed, see the PLOTS option in the section PROC SIM2D Statement.

ODS Graph Names

PROC SIM2D assigns a name to each graph it creates by using ODS Graphics. You can use these names to reference the graphs when using ODS Graphics. You must also specify the PLOTS= option indicated in Table 85.5.

Table 85.5: Graphs Produced by PROC SIM2D

ODS Graph Name

Plot Description




Outlines of the observation locations, and either a contour plot of the simulated means and surface of the standard deviation in areal grids, or a band plot of the simulated means or box plot of the simulation distribution in linear grids or individual locations




Scatter plot of observed data and colored markers indicating observed values




Plots of the semivariogram models used for all simulation tasks