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07-13-2017 12:07 PM

I have created some very nice plots using PROC SGPLOT, using the several SERIES statements, some of which use the Y2AXIS option, to generate line plots with 2 different vertical axes. Great, exactly what I wanted.

Then, I wanted 4 of these plots on a page (2 rows and 2 columns), so I switch to PROC SGPANEL which will produce this 2x2 matrix of plots, but then I discover there is no Y2AXIS option on the SERIES statement.

So, my question ... can someone recommend a workaround or alternative that can give me two different vertical axis scales in PROC SGPANEL?

I know I can do this in traditional SAS/GRAPH with templates in PROC GREPLAY, but since my code is already written in ODS GRAPHICS, I'd prefer to stay in ODS Graphics if possible.

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07-13-2017
01:28 PM

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Posted in reply to PaigeMiller

07-13-2017 12:50 PM - edited 07-13-2017 12:51 PM

Hi Paige,

Depending on your ODS destination, you might be able to use ODS LAYOUT GRIDDED on the original SGPLOT output. This statement was added in SAS 9.4m1. Some simple examples are:

- Chris's blog: Using the ODS statement to add layers in your ODS sandwich
- My blog: Arrange matrices and graphs in a gridded layout

Run the following simple example to get an idea how it works, then let us know whether this might suit your needs:

```
ods graphics / width=4in height=2in;
ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
where stock="IBM";
series x=date y=open;
series x=date y=volume / y2axis;
run;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
where stock="Intel";
series x=date y=open;
series x=date y=volume / y2axis;
run;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
where stock="Microsoft";
series x=date y=open;
series x=date y=volume / y2axis;
run;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
vbox open / category=stock;
run;
ods layout end;
```

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01:28 PM

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Posted in reply to PaigeMiller

07-13-2017 12:50 PM - edited 07-13-2017 12:51 PM

Hi Paige,

Depending on your ODS destination, you might be able to use ODS LAYOUT GRIDDED on the original SGPLOT output. This statement was added in SAS 9.4m1. Some simple examples are:

- Chris's blog: Using the ODS statement to add layers in your ODS sandwich
- My blog: Arrange matrices and graphs in a gridded layout

Run the following simple example to get an idea how it works, then let us know whether this might suit your needs:

```
ods graphics / width=4in height=2in;
ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
where stock="IBM";
series x=date y=open;
series x=date y=volume / y2axis;
run;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
where stock="Intel";
series x=date y=open;
series x=date y=volume / y2axis;
run;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
where stock="Microsoft";
series x=date y=open;
series x=date y=volume / y2axis;
run;
proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;
vbox open / category=stock;
run;
ods layout end;
```

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07-13-2017 01:07 PM

Thanks, @Rick_SAS, this looks exactly like what I want to do. Ideally, the output is via ODS POWERPOINT. I'll take a crack at it and see if I can get it to work.

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07-13-2017 01:28 PM

Well that was easy! Chris's example works fine with ODS POWERPOINT.

Thanks @Rick_SAS and @ChrisHemedinger.

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07-13-2017 02:05 PM

Now I have found that I can produce one such 2x2 matrix of plots using SGPLOT and have it show up in Powerpoint via ODS POWERPOINT. Works great.

But I actually want seven different 2x2 matrices of plots, one on each page of a POWERPOINT document, and SAS crashes when I try this via a macro %DO loop to loop over all seven variables of interest.

If I re-write the same loop to create seven different Powerpoint files, with one plot each, no errors and no crashes.

Performing both of the above attempts to output the plots via ODS HTML, no error and no crashes either way.

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07-13-2017 02:27 PM

The below "unmacroized" SAS code produces expected output with 9.4M4. Sorry, the discussion software won't allow me to attach crash.pptx.

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ods graphics / width=4in height=2in;

ods powerpoint file = "crash.pptx";

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

ods layout gridded columns=2 advance=table;

where stock="IBM";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Intel";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

where stock="Microsoft";

series x=date y=open;

series x=date y=volume / y2axis;

run;

proc sgplot data=sashelp.stocks;

vbox open / category=stock;

run;

ods layout end;

ods powerpoint close;

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Posted in reply to DavidK_SAS

07-13-2017 06:06 PM - edited 07-13-2017 06:31 PM

ods powerpoint startpage=now;

I think that's what I might have been missing.

Of course, my company is still using 9.4M2, so maybe that's the problem.

I will try these out tomorrow at work.

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Posted in reply to PaigeMiller

07-14-2017 09:24 AM

It appears that the STARTPAGE option of the ODS POWERPOINT command does not exist in my version SAS 9.4 TS1M2

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