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SAS/GRAPH Web Graphs

These pages are maintained on this site for SAS/GRAPH users who have not yet updated to Version 8.2 or later. For current information on SAS graphing components, visit our Data Vizualization community.


Beginning in Version 8, SAS/GRAPH software introduced web-enabled data visualization capabilities. These pages contain Version 8 and Version 8.1 usage information for these capabilities. If you are using SAS/GRAPH Version 8.2 or later, use SAS System Help to access current information on SAS/GRAPH's data vizualization capabilities.

Note to Version 8 and 8.1 users. You can read the documentation for these capabilities here, or you can download a copy of these HTML files for local use.

SAS/GRAPH Client Graphs

Using SAS/GRAPH Version 8 or later with the Output Delivery System (ODS), you can produce interactive charts and plots for Web publishing. Specifying either DEVICE=ACTIVEX or DEVICE=JAVA on a GOPTIONS statement and using ODS to generate HTML output from procedures GCHART, GCONTOUR, GMAP, GPLOT, or G3D produces a scripted ActiveX Control or Java Applet in an HTML page. These client graphs provide pop-up menus that can be used to manipulate basic graph characteristics, such as the use of variables, color, fonts, legends, and more.

SAS/GRAPH MetaViewApplet

The SAS/GRAPH MetaViewApplet is a Java applet that displays SAS metagraphics data as interactive graphics in a web browser. The metagraphics data are codes that are produced when your SAS/GRAPH program specifies DEVICE=JAVAMETA on a GOPTIONS statement, and then runs a procedure that produces one or more GRSEG entries. The codes can be streamed into an HTML file or stored in a text file, and the MetaViewApplet uses them to draw graphs in a web-enabled browser. When running in the browser, the graphs look extremely similar to the corresponding SAS/GRAPH catalog-entry graphics that are generated on the SAS server. The MetaViewApplet makes it easy to navigate through multiple graphs and to scale graphs without losing their aspect ratios.