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PROC GPLOT - z/OS

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PROC GPLOT - z/OS

I am trying to produce a simple line chart in batch on z/os and print the chart off to the client (I do not have access to SAS on any other platform).

Sample program follows:
In JCL for now I have the SASLIST DD commented out.

data final;
input age survival;
cards;
65 88
75 30
87 12
94 3
;
run;

proc goptions reset=all;
proc gplot data=final;
plot survival*age / overlay haxis=axis1 hminor=4
vaxis=axis2 vminor=1;
symbol1 i=join v=dot h=1;
axis1 order=(65 to 100 by 5) label=('Age')
major=(height=1) minor=(height=0.5);
axis2 order=(0 to 100 by 10) label=('Survival')
major=(height=1) minor=(height=0.5);
run;
quit;


The program comes back with a RC of 8 in batch and a message DEVICE INITIALIZATION FAILED. Other SASLIST output (routed to a AFB printer) from things like PROC FREQ and PROC PRINT are being created in the batch job's output under SASLIST. I have tried device=png and device=gif, which eliminates the message, but still generates no output.
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Re: PROC GPLOT - z/OS

I am not a zOS user but would suspect that you need to add:
(untested code)
[pre]
filename outplt 'filelocation.on.your.system...emf';
goptions reset=all;
goptions gsfname=outplt device=emf;
[/pre]
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Re: PROC GPLOT - z/OS

I added the options you suggested, used a device of gif570, and files are being
generated which I downloaded and looked at successfully. Thanks
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