One more graphic tweak You can use styleattrs to set the colors in sgplot. Recall that many procedures automatically generate graphics. You can set the default colors for all your output including those graphics.
Tweaking the Style Template proc template; define style myStyle; parent = styles.Statistical; style GraphDataDefault / color=coral; end; run; ods html style = myStyle; proc sgplot data = fram; histogram weight ; run; ods html close; Set the default color for most ungrouped data.
proc template; define style myStyle; parent = styles.Statistical; style graphdata1 from graphdata1 / contrastColor=pink color = pink; style graphdata2 from graphdata1 / contrastColor=blue color = blue; end; run; ods html style = myStyle; proc sgplot data = fram; vbar weight / group = sex; xaxis fitpolicy = thin ; run; ods html close; Set the default color the first two groups.
With Header File My header file defines a custom style template. You an add those options and set the default colors for the entire set of output: Set the default color the first two groups.
When you get data… Check for Viruses Lock the files – Right click> properties>click on read only Assume the data has not been cleaned – Logic check every variable (even the ones you are not going to use). – Do descriptive statistics (numeric and/or graphic) on every variable.
Cleaning up data Do nothing by hand. If you need to change a value do it in a SAS program or in an EG project. Keep the source files locked and make changes to the revised versions.
Use SQL Look at the SQL that is generated by the EG GUI. Eventually you will be sick of clicking.
Moving from EG to SAS Remember that you can right click on nodes in EG and get the code. That code can be run inside of SAS. – This lets you use the statistical graphics editor. – Be sure to add comments to your code.
Use My SAS Header File You can get nice looking web pages with very little effort if you use my header file.
Keep it minimal Use formats liberally instead of making new variables to recode.
Advanced Stuff If you find you need to copy and paste the same code over and over give me a call. – Don’t forget that SAS/Macro functionality is available as prompts in EG. – Remember that arrays and loops can be used to do the same task on a lot of different variables.
When you conduct analyses For every p-value you needs a picture.
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