Posts Tagged ‘ sas/graph ’

Riddle: When is a bar chart really a pie chart?

March 12, 2014
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Did you know that this Friday is Pi Day? How are you planning to commemorate this special day? :) Next year's Pi Day might even be more special than usual, being that it will contain: March 14, 2015 - 9:26:53. And if you realize the coolness of that (3.141592653), you might be

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Breaking Bad (data) with SAS!

March 5, 2014
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In the Breaking Bad TV series, Walter White has an impressive lab where he secretly makes the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Wouldn't it be cool to use SAS to show the locations of all the clandestine meth labs in the US?!? Let's do it!... In thi...
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Olympic graphs … on steroids!

February 27, 2014
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Michele Ensor recently posted a wonderful blog with a graph of the 2014 Winter Olympics medal count. I'm going to further refine that graph, making it an Olympic graph ... on steroids! :) Here is Michele's graph: First, let's give it a few simple cosmetic changes. I always like to have

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Should teachers get a pay raise?

February 17, 2014
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Teacher pay, and the possibility of a raise, has been a hot topic in North Carolina lately.  So I decided to look around and see if I could find any good data related to teacher salary, and then try to determine the best way to present that data graphically. I found that

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SAS 9.4 has a new way to send interactive graphs in email!

November 6, 2013
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SAS 9.4 allows you to create html5 output with your graph inline (as part of the html), providing a great way to email your SAS/Graph output! Previously, if you used ods html and dev=png to create graphs, you had to deal with two files -- a png file (...
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Using SAS to track the spread of … Walmarts!

October 31, 2013
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SAS has been used to track the spread of many things, such as wild animals, tornadoes, and money launderers -- but this time I'm using it to track the spread of Walmart stores across the U.S. over time! Since its start in the 1960s, Walmart has grown ...
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What if Minard (or Napoleon) had a computer and digital maps

October 28, 2013
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Many people today just use their computer to play Angry Birds or post pictures of their most recent meal on Facebook ... but what would some of the great minds of the past have done with a computer?... For example, Charles Minard was creating impre...
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Using transparent colors in SAS Graphs

October 23, 2013
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This graph certainly makes it clear! I can see right through your lies! Clearly, you know what you're talking about! We need more transparency in our organization! What was that all about, you might ask?!? ... I was just getting all the obvious puns ou...
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