BookmarkSubscribeRSS Feed
Pyrite | Level 9

Dear all,

I am tring to create a swimmer plot for patients with different cancers. I've already got the graph working. But for some cancer types I have about 130 Patients. Is there any effective way to display such a data on a swimmer plot or does it make sense at all doing that?


I will appreciate any advice

Barite | Level 11



I believe a swimmerplot works best when there are less than around 30 patients. Otherwise it is very difficult to notice any group color's within a patient. Is it possible that you could do a swimmerplot by each group, and therefore not have to show all 130 patients on one graph?

Barite | Level 11
It depends on how much detail you wish to show for each patient. I tend to limit to around 20 patients per graph if I want to go through each one in detail. If I wanted to see trends across the study without looking at each patient individually I would be fine making the lines and symbols smaller and looking at the swimming chart more like a waterfall plot.
Pyrite | Level 9

@djrisks @JeffMeyers  thanks for the tipps, I will try to make some groups to see if I can get the data to be smaller



Registration is open! SAS is returning to Vegas for an AI and analytics experience like no other! Whether you're an executive, manager, end user or SAS partner, SAS Innovate is designed for everyone on your team. Register for just $495 by 12/31/2023.

If you are interested in speaking, there is still time to submit a session idea. More details are posted on the website. 

Register now!

How to Concatenate Values

Learn how use the CAT functions in SAS to join values from multiple variables into a single value.

Find more tutorials on the SAS Users YouTube channel.

Get the $99 certification deal.jpg



Back in the Classroom!

Select SAS Training centers are offering in-person courses. View upcoming courses for:

View all other training opportunities.

Discussion stats
  • 3 replies
  • 1 like
  • 3 in conversation