11-17-2017 06:25 PM
I am working on a project which requires drawing multiple shapes and creating a .pdf file. The shapes will mostly be rectangles and the dimensions for each of the shapes are varied and contained in a dataset. Within the boundary of each shape I will need to add text. I am wondering what the best way is to render the shapes to a page and print to a .pdf file. I'm currently using SAS 9.4
As an added question, I will need to maximize the shapes onto the paper. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
11-17-2017 07:53 PM
SGPLOT has POLYGON and TEXT statements. You can use them. Here is an example of shapes but not rectangles. Scroll down for polygon examples.
You can learn about SGPLOT from the documentation and from here.
11-17-2017 09:44 PM
SGPLOT POLYGON statement supports any shape that you can define as a polygon, and has a builtin LABEL option to place text at center of polygon, with many options. https://blogs.sas.com/content/graphicallyspeaking/2013/12/24/new-polygon-plot/
11-17-2017 07:55 PM
Interesting, something like a CONSORT diagram?
PROC CALIS can do path diagrams.
The more details you can provide the better we can direct you.
What version of SAS are you using?
Is this a template that needs to be designed once or are you designing a process that needs to be automoated?
There’s a macro for annotating rectangles and text that can be put can be put together to develop what you want, I suspect placement will be the issue though that’s a matter of math really.
11-20-2017 11:06 AM
11-26-2017 08:39 PM
You may find (or not) Annotation easier.
The Xs and Ys from your data set are used by adding information around them, like function, color, style.
Here is what SAS/Graph annotations look like:
goptions vsize=10in hsize=8in dev=png; ods pdf file="%sysfunc(pathname(WORK))\f.pdf" ; data DRAW; length STYLE COLOR FUNCTION $8 TEXT $50; retain XSYS XYS '3' POS '5'; STYLE='e'; COLOR='black'; X=10; Y=20; FUNCTION='move'; output; * Position in % of area ; X=30; Y=40; FUNCTION='bar'; output; * Draw rectangle ; X=10; Y=20; FUNCTION='bar'; output; * Close rectangle ; STYLE='e'; COLOR='black'; X=50; Y=40; FUNCTION='move'; output; X=70; Y=20; FUNCTION='bar'; output; X=50; Y=40; FUNCTION='bar'; output; STYLE='"Arial"'; COLOR='red'; * Write text ; X=60; Y=30; TEXT='test'; FUNCTION='label'; output; run; proc ganno annotate=DRAW; run;