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# How to draw a bar line chart?

Hello!

I have data as below, from which I want to draw a bar-line chart, volume is the bar and rate is the line, would you please help me?

Thanks!

data test;
input
Type \$2. Volume 5. Rate 18.;
cards;
A -105 0
B -102 -0.005839013
C -97 0.039130435
D -91 -0.002736612
E -78 0
F -67 0
G -58 -0.166469762
H -55 0.058062447
I -52 0
J -34 0.101676241
K -30 -0.035087719
L -27 -0.001283148
M -25 -0.147058824
N -21 0.001364522
O -21 -0.019047619
P -19 -0.033603803
Q -18 0
R -12 0
S -12 0
T -12 0.338461539
U -11 0.155289702
V -10 0
W -10 -0.255411255
X -8 0
Y -7 0
Z -7 0.02945253
;run;

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‎03-08-2017 02:16 PM
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## Re: How to draw a bar line chart?

Here is one approach:

```proc sgplot data=test;
vbar type / response=volume stat=sum;
vline type/ response=rate y2axis;
run;```

SGPLOT will attempt to overlay each separate plot type. However there are severe restrictions of what may be combined.

The Y2axis is needed because the range of values you have for rate is so small that it gets buried in the base of the bars.

Look in the documentation for SGPLOT for axis and other appearance options.

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‎03-08-2017 02:16 PM
Super User
Posts: 12,148

## Re: How to draw a bar line chart?

Here is one approach:

```proc sgplot data=test;
vbar type / response=volume stat=sum;
vline type/ response=rate y2axis;
run;```

SGPLOT will attempt to overlay each separate plot type. However there are severe restrictions of what may be combined.

The Y2axis is needed because the range of values you have for rate is so small that it gets buried in the base of the bars.

Look in the documentation for SGPLOT for axis and other appearance options.

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Posts: 74

## Re: How to draw a bar line chart?

Hi Ballard,

Would you please guide me how to put the bars in a descending  order(from the highest to lowest height),  I sorted it before sgplot but why the bars still show disorderly? (see the data below). Thanks a lot!

data test;
input
Type \$2. Volume 5. Rate 18.;
cards;
A -19 0
B -102 -0.005839013
C -97 0.039130435
D -91 -0.002736612
E -78 0
F -6 0
G -58 -0.166469762
H -55 0.058062447
I -52 0
J -34 0.101676241
K -30 -0.035087719
L -27 -0.001283148
M -25 -0.147058824
N -2 0.001364522
O -21 -0.019047619
P -19 -0.033603803
Q -18 0
R 12 0
S -12 0
T 11 0.338461539
U -11 0.155289702
V -10 0
W -10 -0.255411255
X -8 0
Y 24 0
Z -7 0.02945253
;run;

proc sort data=test output=test2;by descending volume ;run;
ods graphics / width=15in height=6.81in;
proc sgplot data=test2;
vbar type / response=volume stat=sum;
vline type/ response=rate y2axis;
run;

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## Re: How to draw a bar line chart?

VBAR Option - categoryorder=respdesc

vbar type / response=volume stat=sum categoryorder=respdesc;

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## Re: How to draw a bar line chart?

Thank you so much!

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