SAS/GRAPH(R): Essentials

Course Details
Code: GR94
Tuition (USD): $1,950.00 • Classroom (3 days)

This course teaches you how to produce high-quality presentation graphics using SAS/GRAPH software.

The self-study e-learning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual Lab time to practice.

Skills Gained

  • design graphs that describe data in the most appropriate fashion
  • customize default graphic elements such as axes and legends
  • apply annotations that supplement the features that are available with SAS/GRAPH procedures
  • deliver graphs in multiple formats, such as static image files and client-generated images.

Who Can Benefit

  • SAS users who must use SAS program code to generate graphs in batch or noninteractive execution environments, such as SAS Stored Processes, or those who need to produce a large quantity of graphs with minimal user interaction

Prerequisites

  • Before attending this course, you should complete the SAS(R) Programming I: Essentials course or have equivalent programming experience.

Course Details

Course Logistics and Overview

  • course logistics
  • SAS/GRAPH and ODS graphics
  • introduction to SAS/GRAPH
  • graph gallery

Graphical Reporting with SAS/GRAPH

  • how SAS/GRAPH creates output
  • SAS/GRAPH program structure
  • controlling the appearance of your graphs

Producing Scatter and Line Plots

  • creating scatter plots
  • creating line plots
  • creating plots containing multiple lines
  • creating other types of plots with individual data points

Producing Bar Charts

  • creating vertical and horizontal bar charts
  • creating grouped and subgrouped bar charts
  • creating bar-line charts

Producing Other Types of Charts

  • creating pie charts
  • creating star charts
  • creating radar charts
  • creating tile charts
  • creating key performance indicator charts

Customizing the Appearance of SAS/GRAPH Output

  • colors and fonts
  • customizing common graphics elements
  • titles and footnotes
  • customizing plot symbols
  • specifying chart pattern colors

Customizing Axes and Legends

  • using procedure options to customize plot and chart axes
  • customizing axes with AXIS statements (basic options)
  • customizing axes with AXIS statements (additional options)
  • customizing legends

Annotating Graphs

  • introduction to annotating
  • defining annotate variables
  • using annotate macros
  • creating data-dependent annotations

Generating Graphs for Use in Other Applications

  • creating image files
  • creating client-rendered graphs
  • creating clickable graphs for the web using ODS

Managing and Replaying SAS/GRAPH Output

  • storing and naming graphics output
  • using the GREPLAY procedure

Learning More

  • additional SAS resources
  • beyond this course
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