This chapter provides a basic introduction to ODS Graphics along with more detailed information. The following list provides a guide to reading this chapter:
If you want to see a few of the many graphs that statistical procedures produce by using ODS Graphics, see the section Getting Started with ODS Statistical Graphics.
If you are using ODS Graphics for the first time, read the section A Primer on ODS Statistical Graphics, which provides the minimum information that you need to get started.
If you need to create plots of raw data or your own customized plots of statistical results, see the section Statistical Graphics Procedures, which describes SAS procedures that use ODS Graphics.
If you need information about specialized topics such as accessing your graphs, making changes to your graphs, and working with ODS styles, see the section Syntax and the sections Examples of ODS Statistical Graphics, Selecting and Viewing Graphs, Graphic Image Files, Graph Size and Resolution, ODS Graphics Editor, The Default Template Stores and the Template Search Path, ODS Styles, and Examples of ODS Statistical Graphics.
If you are unfamiliar with ODS, see ChapterĀ 20: Using the Output Delivery System, for an introduction. For complete documentation about the Output Delivery System, see the SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide. For an introduction to graph template modification, see ChapterĀ 22: ODS Graphics Template Modification. For more information about modifying the Kaplan and Meier (1958) plot in PROC LIFETEST, see ChapterĀ 23: Customizing the Kaplan-Meier Survival Plot. For an introduction to ODS Graphics, ODS styles, the Graph Template Language, the style template language, the statistical graphics procedures, and graph template modification, see Kuhfeld (2010). For complete documentation about ODS graph templates, see the SAS Graph Template Language: User's Guide and the SAS Graph Template Language: Reference. For complete documentation about the ODS Graphics Editor, see the SAS 9.4 ODS Graphics Editor: User's Guide. Also see the SAS ODS Graphics: Procedures Guide for information about the statistical graphics procedures.