Many SAS procedures were designed to yield graphical output without programmers needing to know any details about the Graph Template Language (GTL).
So if you don't quite know your way around GTL – the underlying language for the default templates provided by SAS for procedures that use ODS Graphics – you're not alone!
This session offers a brief overview of ODS Graphics followed by the information you need to get started using GTL to create your own custom analytical graphic.
- Different ways to get or create graphs in SAS so you can choose the one most appropriate for your work.
- A basic understanding of the GTL.
- Tips for advanced graph programmers looking to create complex graph layouts beyond the scope of the SG Procedures and Designer.
Sanjay Matange is the Research & Development Director in the Data Visualization Division at SAS, responsible for the development and support of the ODS Graphics software. This includes the Graph Template Language (GTL), Statistical Graphics (SG) procedures, ODS Graphics Designer, and other related graphics applications.
Matange has been with SAS for more than 20 years. He is co-author of two patents and the author of two SAS Press books. To learn more, follow his blog, Graphically Speaking