Ask the Expert Webinar Series

Modernize Your Graphs Using ODS Graphics

On-Demand • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

Do you have legacy GCHART and GPLOT procedure graphs that you would like to modernize?

There are many things about the new SG procedures – SGPLOT and SGPANEL, for example – that will simplify your graphs.

In this webinar, you will learn about the new methods for controlling colors and symbols and inserting tables into your graphs.

We’ll show you side-by-side comparisons of GCHART and GPLOT versus SGPLOT code to generate the same image.

We will also review newer features like axis tables and discrete attribute maps to control symbols and colors in your charts and plots.

This webinar is recommended for intermediate SAS® programmers who want to learn more about ODS graphics and SGPLOT features or existing SAS/GRAPH® users of GCHART and GPLOT who want to modernize their graphs to use ODS graphics.

You will learn how to:

  • Simplify your code using the SG procedures like SGPLOT and SGPANEL.
  • Control the axis and marker symbols used without needing global statements.
  • Use axis tables and attribute maps to customize your graph output.

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About the Expert

Cynthia Zender
Principal Curriculum Consultant, SAS

Cynthia is an instructor and principal curriculum consultant for SAS Education. She has worked in a variety of industries and companies: George Washington University, consulting firms, electrical utilities and a telecom company. Before coming to SAS as an instructor in 1996, she primarily worked with data manipulation, SAS programming and macro processing and reporting. Cynthia is the co-author, along with Lauren Haworth Lake and Michele Burlew, of the book ODS: The Basics and Beyond. She is a frequent speaker at user groups and SAS events.