I'm trying to create a scatter plot with two continuous variables. I'd then like to colour the plots according to a third, categorical variable.
Is this possible?
My code so far is
proc sgplot data = sasuser.data1;
scatter x = tradingyears y = sales2015;
Try adding the third variable as a GROUP var in your scatter statement. Example 1 in the documentation covers this
If you want to control the colours see the post below
Possibly more than you need now, but good to know:
I'm not sure what you mean by 'whole plot'?
Colours are usually defined by the Style set. If you're using SAS Studio this is likely HTMLBlue. For publications the style Journal/Journal1 are good. For a clean compact look, I like the Seaside and Meadow styles. Finally, there's a post on here that has the style definition in the style of Stephen Few.
See "Three ways to specify colors in SAS statistical procedures." Also see the documentation for the SCATTER statement, especially the MARKERATTRS= option.
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