About this Course

Duration 4 Days

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


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

Who should attend?
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.

Delegates will learn how to

  • design graphs that describe their data in the most appropriate fashion
  • customise default graph 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 Logistics and Overview

  • course logistics
  • graphical reporting overview

Graphical Reporting with SAS/GRAPH

  • graph types produced by SAS/GRAPH
  • SAS/GRAPH environment
  • SAS/GRAPH program structure
  • SAS/GRAPH and the Output Delivery System

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
  • creating other types of plots with grouped data (self-study)

Producing Bar Charts

  • creating vertical and horizontal bar charts
  • creating grouped and subgrouped bar charts
  • creating block charts (self-study)
  • creating bar-line charts
  • creating area bar charts

Producing Pie, Donut, Star, and Other Charts

  • creating pie charts
  • creating donut charts (self-study)
  • creating star charts (self study)
  • creating radar charts
  • creating tile charts
  • creating key performance indicator charts

Customising Axes and Legends

  • customising plot and chart axes
  • customising axes with AXIS statements
  • customising legends

Customising the Appearance of SAS/GRAPH Output

  • common attributes of graphics elements
  • customising common graphics elements
  • customising plot appearance
  • customising chart appearance
  • customising axis appearance

Annotating Graphs

  • creating basic annotations
  • 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 (Self-Study)

  • storing and naming graphics output
  • using the GREPLAY procedure in line mode

4 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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