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GPLOT Plotting only vaues in the dataset

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GPLOT Plotting only vaues in the dataset

I have 3 numbers representing volume captured on these dates :

volume: 7703, 7759, 7814

rundate  : 1115, 1215, 0116

 

Volume is the Xaxis and Date is the Yaxis.

I have the following GPLOT statements:

goptions reset=symbol;
SYMBOL1 CV=BLUE VALUE=DOT H=1
I=JOIN CI=RED LINE=1 W=1;
*Write the plot;
proc gplot data= WORK.QC_TREND_WORKING;
plot volume * rundate ;
run;
quit;

When I run this I get the attached graph.

How do I get the dates/plots from spacing so far apart ?

 

Thanks

Cappertan

 


cappertan_Gplot_graph_example.jpg
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Re: GPLOT Plotting only vaues in the dataset

That is the default spacing.  You haven't provied any options, so it uses the default.  

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/graphref/63022/HTML/default/viewer.htm#goptionschap.htm

 

You can change a lot of the options with the above.  I would suggest though that you move to sgplot or Graph Template Language.  Its far more robust and flexible, here you can find many examples:

http://blogs.sas.com/content/graphicallyspeaking/

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Re: GPLOT Plotting only vaues in the dataset

If the issue is spacing between your 'dates', it might help to actually use date values and date formats. 

 

GPLOT will fill the amount of space set to create  graphs. If your data is sparse and you do not want the graph to be so wide then use goptons to either change the HSIZE or HPIXELS values. Or specify a LENGTH for your Xaxis using an AXIS statement and associating the HAXIS gplot option with that defined axis.

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