Friday, April 23, 2010

SAS graphics

Okay, it is barely possible to make a decent looking SAS graphic with a half page of code, painfully specified to remove the abjectly painful default look. So imagine my susrpise when R and STATA do good looking graphics with a one line command. Sure, it might occasionally be a long line but still . . . Even EXCEL does this a lot better.

Why is SAS different?

It might seem like a minor point but there is a fair bit of truth to the idea that (easy to use) graphical represenations of data are extremely helpful.

The longer I work with SAS (since 1997) the more I wonder about this . . .

1 comment:

  1. Getting SAS to spit out a halfway decent looking anything was one of the prouder days of my professional life.