Base SAS® Output Delivery System (ODS) Graphics Suite

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Accessibility Documentation

Getting Started with SAS ODS Graphics

SAS ODS Graphics Designer

SAS ODS Graphics Editor

SAS ODS Graphics Procedures

SAS Graph Template Language

SAS ODS Graphics Tip Sheets

Related Documentation

Examples and Resources on the Web

  • For information about using ODS Graphics for data visualization in SAS, see the Graphically Speaking blog. This blog covers topics related to the ODS Graphics procedures, the SAS Graph Template Language, and the SAS ODS Graphics Designer.
  • For a simple interface to business and analytical graph examples, see the Focus Area Graphics site. The site is maintained by the SAS Data Visualization team.
  • For a searchable collection of examples, see the SAS Knowledge Base. You can browse by topic, search for a particular note, search for a particular procedure such as SGPLOT, and conduct other searches.
    Note: The SAS Knowledge Base content is currently available in English only.
  • For a collection of graphs organized by SAS procedure, see the Graphics Samples Output Gallery in the SAS Knowledge Base. Each graph in this gallery links to the source code. The gallery is maintained by SAS Technical Support.
  • For support and to share your experiences and questions regarding ODS Graphics, see the SAS Community Graphics Programming.

Recommended Reading

  • Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond (Free excerpt | Buy)
  • PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy: A Guide for SAS Users (Free excerpt | Buy)
  • SAS ODS Graphics Designer By Example (Free excerpt | Buy)
  • Getting Started with the Graph Template Language in SAS: Examples, Tips and Techniques for Creating Custom Graphs (Free excerpt | Buy)
  • Statistical Graphics Procedures by Example: Effective Graphs Using SAS (Free excerpt | Buy)
  • SAS 9.3 Graph Template Language: Reference, Third Edition  PDF |  HTML
  • SAS 9.3 Graph Template Language: User's Guide  PDF |  HTML
  • SAS 9.3 ODS Graphics: Procedures Guide, Third Edition  PDF |  HTML
  • SAS 9.3 ODS Graphics: Getting Started with Business and Statistical Graphics  PDF  |  HTML
  • SAS 9.3 ODS Graphics Designer: User's Guide  PDF  |  HTML
  • SAS 9.3 ODS Graphics Editor: User's Guide  PDF  |  HTML

The documentation for ODS Graphics was moved from SAS/GRAPH to Base SAS in SAS 9.3. For the ODS Graphics documentation for SAS 9.2, see SAS/GRAPH.