I drawing some graphs (time series) with PROC SGPLOT. I use the GROUP function to have one line for each group. The value of the group in my dataset is numerical (i.e. 0,1,2,3,4,5). However, when I draw the graphs, I would like to assign some name to each group so that it displays the names instead of the numbers.
proc sgplot data=population; styleattrs datacontrastcolors=(red blue orange black) datasymbols=(circlefilled trianglefilled squarefilled dot) datalinepatterns=(solid dash longdash dot) ; series x=year y=population/group=continent; run; *continent variable can be 1,2,3,4 which corresponds to Asia, Europe, America and Africa;
*So instead of displaying 4 lines with label 1,2,3,4 on the bottom, I would like to display Asia, Europe, America, Africa;
Well, one way is to create another variable and assign string values corresponding to the numerical value. But I dont really want to do this as it consumes memory. I hope there is a quick way with PROC SGPLOT
Formatting does not change the underlying data, its still the number if you remove the format. If you don't want to format the a data and you do not want to create a new variable, then you are stuck I am afraid, you have to tell SAS somehow what values to display.
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