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SAS/GRAPH software

Date Title
April 2013 "Google-Like" maps in SAS® (PDF)
This paper describes the "Google-like" maps now available in SAS® Visual Analytics Explorer, SAS/GRAPH®, and other products.
May 2012 Using SAS/GRAPH® to Create Visualizations That Also Support Tactile and Auditory Interaction (PDF)
This paper demonstrates best practices for multimodal visualizations for blind users of the iPad and other touchscreen mobile devices.
May 2012 Together at Last: Spatial Analysis and SAS® Mapping (PDF)
This paper introduces a new framework that combines SAS spatial analytics with SAS mapping. Examples demonstrate how to use the SAS/GRAPH® Annotate facility with the transparency specification (new in SAS® 9.3) to combine a predicted spatial surface with traditional SAS/GRAPH® maps. It also demonstrates how to tap into the additional mapping resources of ESRI software through the SAS® Bridge for ESRI.
April 2011 Now You Can Annotate Your Statistical Graphics Procedure Graphs (PDF)
This paper explains how to add custom labeling or other graphical features directly to your statistical graphics procedure output by using the new annotation support in the SAS® 9.3 statistical graphics procedures.
May 2010 Customize Your SAS® Enterprise Guide® Graphs for a More Professional Look (PDF)
This paper explores some tips and techniques that use the detailed capabilities in SAS Enterprise Guide to customize your graphs.
May 2010 PROC GEOCODE: Now with Street-Level Geocoding (PDF)
This paper discusses both geocoding and geolocating using PROC GEOCODE.
November 2009 Modifying ODS Statistical Graphics Templates in SAS® 9.2 (PDF)
With the release of SAS 9.2, over sixty statistical procedures use ODS Statistical Graphics to produce graphs as automatically as they produce tables. This paper reviews the basics of ODS Statistical Graphics and focuses on programming techniques for modifying the default graphs.
March 2009 Tips and Tricks IV: More SAS/GRAPH® Map Secrets (PDF)
This paper shares the secrets to allow you to exploit the power of SAS/GRAPH maps. Get the maps you really want with PROC GMAP! This paper demonstrates how to do this using both existing functionality and new SAS® 9.2 functionality.
March 2009 SAS Tile Charts: Thousands of Business Tips with One Click (PDF)
This paper outlines the capabilities and business uses of the SAS tile chart. The SAS tile chart looks like the landscape of Kansas when viewed from a window seat on your favorite airline, but its effective use of the color, size, and data tips in a hierarchical grid communicates important business intelligence information.
March 2009 Secrets of the SG Procedures (PDF)
The SAS/GRAPH® SG procedures provide an extensive set of plots and supporting statements to create common graphs. This paper presents techniques that enable you to create many of the specialized graphs that you need in your industry.
March 2009 Clinical Trial Reporting Using SAS/GRAPH® SG Procedures (PDF)
Clinical laboratory results need to be presented within the context of acceptable limits, and subtle changes over time must be highlighted. This paper shows, by example, how you can easily create graphs for this purpose using the SAS/GRAPH® SG procedures.
March 2008 Introduction to the Graph Template Language (PDF)
The Graph Template Language (GTL) is used by many SAS analytical procedures to create the automatic graphical output within the Output Delivery System (ODS). This presentation helps you understand the basics of GTL, and how you can leverage its features to customize your graphs.
March 2008 Effective Graphics Made Simple Using SAS/GRAPH SG Procedures (PDF)
The goal of graph creators should be to convey the information that is contained in the data as clearly and concisely as possible. Many factors can affect clarity, including poor choice of chart type, clutter in the chart, and poor choice of style attributes.
March 2003 TS-688: Defining Colors using Hex Values

SAS ODS Graphics

Date Title
April 2013 A Day in the Life of Data – Part 4 (PDF)
This paper is part of a series of four papers that describe several techniques using the same data. This paper on part 4 shows Graphics and Reporting.
April 2013 Free Expressions and Other GTL Tips (PDF)
This paper covers some new ways of using DATA step functions for creating grouped plots based on conditions and to select a subset of the observations.
April 2013 GTL to the Rescue! (PDF)
This paper describes how to use ODS Graphics Template Language (GTL) to split the axis values across multiple lines, add a table under a graph, or create a template with which you can conditionally execute statements and dynamically assign variables.
April 2013 Creating and Customizing the Kaplan-Meier Survival Plot in PROC LIFETEST (PDF)
This paper provides examples of survival plot modifications using procedure options, graph template modifications using macros, and style template modifications.
October 2012 Quick Results with SAS® ODS Graphics Designer (PDF)
ODS Graphics Designer is a new interactive application released with the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2 as part of the SAS/GRAPH product. The designer is based on Graph Template Language (GTL). This paper takes you step-by-step through the features of the application.
May 2012 Off the Beaten Path: Create Unusual Graphs with GTL (Graph Template Language) (PDF)
This paper covers many tricks and tips to create unique graphs that grab the reader's attention, and also deliver the information effectively. Learn how to stretch the boundaries of what is possible with ODS Graphics.
August 2011 An Overview of ODS Statistical Graphics in SAS® 9.3 (PDF)
This paper presents the essential information you need to get started with ODS Graphics in SAS 9.3.
April 2011 Tips and Tricks for Clinical Graphs using ODS Graphics (PDF)
This presentation includes tips and tricks you can use in statistical graphica procedures and graph template language programs to build your graphs. Most examples use the second maintenance release of SAS® 9.2, and also includes a sneak preview of some powerful new features to be released with SAS® 9.3.
April 2011 Introduction to ODS Graphics for the Non-Statistician (PDF)
This presentation illustrates how to use Base® SAS procedures and new statistical graphics procedures (in particular, SGPLOT and SGPANEL) in SAS/GRAPH® to produce simple plots and bar charts.
February 2011 ODS Graphics Designer: An Interactive Tool for Creating Batchable Graphs (PDF)
This paper discusses the new ODS Graphics Designer application, which provides an interactive process for creating effective graphs.
May 2010 The Graph Template Language and the Statistical Graphics Procedures:An Example-Driven Introduction (PDF)
This paper provides a gentle, parallel, and example-driven introduction to the graph template language and the statistical graphics procedures.
May 2010 Creating Presentation-Quality ODS Graphics Output (PDF)
This paper discusses effective graphics principles, style control, resolution control, and presentation medium considerations.
March 2010 Clinical Graphs using ODS Graphics (PDF)
This paper describes how to use ODS graphics to create standard graphs for the Health and Life Sciences industry.
August 2009 Getting Started with ODS Statistical Graphics in SAS® 9.2—Revised 2009 (PDF)
This paper presents the essential information you need to get started with ODS Graphics in SAS 9.2.
March 2008 Introduction to the Graph Template Language (PDF)
The Graph Template Language (GTL) is used by many SAS analytical procedures to create the automatic graphical output within the Output Delivery System (ODS). This presentation helps you understand the basics of GTL, and how you can leverage its features to customize your graphs.