SAS/GRAPH: Essentials

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

Duration 3 Days
Certificate SAS Global
Language English


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Course Description

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

About Program

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

Format of Training

All the benefits of the classroom without the travel:

Led by an expert instructor who can virtually look over your shoulder. Discuss, share, exchange ideas with students from different countries

Classroom training options include courses offered in our regional training centers or via our Live Web classroom.

Taught by certified instructors at high-tech facilities across the country

  • A SAS expert at your side.
  • Focused learning away from the office
  • Networking opportunities
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Electronic course notes downloadable to your device and permission to print
  • Business Knowledge Series: in-depth courses on the latest business topics
  • We offer Connected Classes! Watch for courses in Cary, New York, Arlington, Dallas and San Francisco that connect remote students via our Live Web classroom.

Prerequisite

Before attending this course, you should have completed the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course or have equivalent programming experience.

This course addresses SAS/GRAPH software.

This course is appropriate for students who are using SAS 9 software

Training Features

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

Course Curriculum

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 li>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

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

Annotating Graphs

  • introduction to annotate
  • 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

Project

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

FAQs

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