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Help on goptions

Hello

I am new to SAS and am in the learning phase. I encountered a code, part of it is pasted below:

ods html;

goptions reset = all border

     ctext = CX000000 ftext = "MS Sans Serif" htext = 8pt

     colors = (color1     color2     color3     color4

                   color5     color6     color7     color8

                   color9     color10    color11   color12);

axis1 minor = none label = ("random");

axis2 minor = none label = ("pdf_x");

              order = (0 to 0.4 by 0.02);

symbol1 line =1 ci=CX0000FF     cv=CX0000FF     value = dot     width =1      height = 6 pt

interpol = needle;


color1 to color12 are in code formats, for simplicity I have written color1-12 here


I checked help for various statements here. I have following question:


  1. colors statement has 12 colors specified in it. What I understand is that we define colors using this statement. However I am not able to understand how do we use these colors? I mean where would be color1 used, wherer would be color2 used and so on. Do we have to specify these colors again somewhere in the code?

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‎09-07-2012 08:10 AM
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Re: Help on goptions

That's sort of the "old school" way to specify colors in SAS/Graph.  You give it a list of colors, and then the colors are consumed "as needed".  There are very few cases where you would need to use a goptions colors=() list these days.  I think of these color lists as being analogous to the pens in a pen-plotter.

In more modern SAS/Graph, you can specify colors more directly (using symbol statements for gplot, and pattern statements for gchart, etc).

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‎09-07-2012 08:10 AM
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Re: Help on goptions

That's sort of the "old school" way to specify colors in SAS/Graph.  You give it a list of colors, and then the colors are consumed "as needed".  There are very few cases where you would need to use a goptions colors=() list these days.  I think of these color lists as being analogous to the pens in a pen-plotter.

In more modern SAS/Graph, you can specify colors more directly (using symbol statements for gplot, and pattern statements for gchart, etc).

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Thanks RobertAllison@SAS

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