Modifying Templates for Automatic Graphs

The graphs that are produced by the SAS analytical procedures are created from compiled STATGRAPH templates that are written in GTL. For each graph that is created by a procedure, a template has been defined by the procedure writers and shipped with SAS. These templates can be found in the appropriate subfolder of the SASHELP.TMPLMST item store (issue the ODSTEMPLATE command to open the Templates window). Users wanting to make persistent changes to these automatic graphics can do so by editing and recompiling these definitions of the graphs. Understanding the structure of these templates requires knowledge of GTL, as described in this User's Guide. Changes to these templates should follow the guidelines presented in the discussion on statistical graphics using ODS in the SAS/STAT User's Guide.