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Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

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Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

Hi all,

 

I'm using GTL for the first time and am stuck on a problem. I'm practicing using the "heart" sashelp data and am trying to label the Y axis as "sex". My code is below, which does not draw a Y axis label. Having googled the problem, I don't understand why the code doesn't draw this label. For what it's worth, I use SAS 9.4 on a Windows computer.

 

Thanks!

 

data heart;
set sashelp.heart(where=(ageatstart > 56));
keep sex systolic diastolic;
run;

PROC TEMPLATE;
	DEFINE STATGRAPH jphjitter;
		DYNAMIC _title _yaxislabel;
		BEGINGRAPH /designwidth=8in designheight=6in
      				datasymbols=(circlefilled);
			ENTRYTITLE _title; *will ultimately be a dynamic;
			ENTRYFOOTNOTE HALIGN=left
						  "";
				LAYOUT LATTICE / COLUMNS = 1 ROWDATARANGE = UNION; *??? necessary;
					ROWAXES;
						ROWAXIS/DISPLAY =(TICKS TICKVALUES)
								GRIDDISPLAY = ON
								OFFSETMAX = 0.1;
					ENDROWAXES;
					LAYOUT OVERLAY / XAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues)
												   label = 'Sex'
												 )
									 YAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues)
												   label = 'SBP'
												 );
						*ENTRY TEXTATTRS = graphlabeltext 'Systolic' / valign=top;
						SCATTERPLOT X = sex Y = systolic /	JITTER = AUTO
															MARKERATTRS = (	SIZE = 8
																			SYMBOL = CIRCLEFILLED
																		  )
															;
					ENDLAYOUT;
				ENDLAYOUT;
		ENDGRAPH;
	END;
RUN;

ods listing style=htmlblue gpath='C:\Users\Benjamin\Documents\JPH Lab\Data\RQA Initial Project\Graphics\Scatter Plots'  image_dpi=&dpi;
ods graphics / reset noscale width=&w height=&h imagename='GTL_HeartBoxJitter2';
proc sgrender data=heart template=jphjitter;
dynamic _trans=0.7 _elem='graphdata3' _title = 'Systolic BP vs Sex';
run;

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‎03-07-2016 01:22 PM
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Re: Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

[ Edited ]

Hi,

 

I was thinking the code could be further reduced because you are only plotting a graph with one cell, so no need for the Layout Lattice. I also put back in your output location.

 

data heart;
set sashelp.heart(where=(ageatstart > 56));
keep sex systolic diastolic;
run;

PROC TEMPLATE;
	DEFINE STATGRAPH jphjitter;
        DYNAMIC _title _yaxislabel; BEGINGRAPH /designwidth=8in designheight=6in datasymbols=(circlefilled); ENTRYTITLE _title; *will ultimately be a dynamic; ENTRYFOOTNOTE HALIGN=left ""; LAYOUT OVERLAY / XAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues) label = 'Sex' ) YAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues) label = 'SBP' ); *ENTRY TEXTATTRS = graphlabeltext 'Systolic' / valign=top; SCATTERPLOT X = sex Y = systolic / JITTER = AUTO MARKERATTRS = ( SIZE = 8 SYMBOL = CIRCLEFILLED ); ENDLAYOUT; ENDGRAPH; END; RUN; ods listing style=htmlblue gpath='C:\Users\Benjamin\Documents\JPH Lab\Data\RQA Initial Project\Graphics\Scatter Plots' image_dpi=&dpi; ods graphics / reset noscale width=&w height=&h imagename='GTL_HeartBoxJitter2'; proc sgrender data=heart template=jphjitter; dynamic _trans=0.7 _elem='graphdata3' _title = 'Systolic BP vs Sex'; run;

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Re: Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

Try this code please.

 

It's because you were using the rowaxes column.

 

data heart;
set sashelp.heart(where=(ageatstart > 56));
keep sex systolic diastolic;
run;

PROC TEMPLATE;
	DEFINE STATGRAPH jphjitter;
		DYNAMIC _title _yaxislabel;
		BEGINGRAPH /designwidth=8in designheight=6in
      				datasymbols=(circlefilled);
			ENTRYTITLE _title; *will ultimately be a dynamic;
			ENTRYFOOTNOTE HALIGN=left
						  "";
				LAYOUT LATTICE / COLUMNS = 1; *??? necessary;
					LAYOUT OVERLAY / XAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues)
												   label = 'Sex'
												 )
									 YAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues)
												   label = 'SBP'
												 );
						*ENTRY TEXTATTRS = graphlabeltext 'Systolic' / valign=top;
						SCATTERPLOT X = sex Y = systolic /	JITTER = AUTO
															MARKERATTRS = (	SIZE = 8
																			SYMBOL = CIRCLEFILLED
																		  )
															;
					ENDLAYOUT;
				ENDLAYOUT;
		ENDGRAPH;
	END;
RUN;

ods listing style=htmlblue gpath='C:\Users\yex7977\Desktop\Helpful plots'  image_dpi=&dpi;
ods graphics / reset noscale width=&w height=&h imagename='GTL_HeartBoxJitter2';
proc sgrender data=heart template=jphjitter;
dynamic _trans=0.7 _elem='graphdata3' _title = 'Systolic BP vs Sex';
run;
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‎03-07-2016 01:22 PM
Super Contributor
Posts: 252

Re: Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

[ Edited ]

Hi,

 

I was thinking the code could be further reduced because you are only plotting a graph with one cell, so no need for the Layout Lattice. I also put back in your output location.

 

data heart;
set sashelp.heart(where=(ageatstart > 56));
keep sex systolic diastolic;
run;

PROC TEMPLATE;
	DEFINE STATGRAPH jphjitter;
        DYNAMIC _title _yaxislabel; BEGINGRAPH /designwidth=8in designheight=6in datasymbols=(circlefilled); ENTRYTITLE _title; *will ultimately be a dynamic; ENTRYFOOTNOTE HALIGN=left ""; LAYOUT OVERLAY / XAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues) label = 'Sex' ) YAXISOPTS = ( display=(label tickvalues) label = 'SBP' ); *ENTRY TEXTATTRS = graphlabeltext 'Systolic' / valign=top; SCATTERPLOT X = sex Y = systolic / JITTER = AUTO MARKERATTRS = ( SIZE = 8 SYMBOL = CIRCLEFILLED ); ENDLAYOUT; ENDGRAPH; END; RUN; ods listing style=htmlblue gpath='C:\Users\Benjamin\Documents\JPH Lab\Data\RQA Initial Project\Graphics\Scatter Plots' image_dpi=&dpi; ods graphics / reset noscale width=&w height=&h imagename='GTL_HeartBoxJitter2'; proc sgrender data=heart template=jphjitter; dynamic _trans=0.7 _elem='graphdata3' _title = 'Systolic BP vs Sex'; run;
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Re: Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

You say you are using SAS 9.4.   Therefore you can use the JITTER option on the SCATTER statement in PROC SGPLOT. No need to mess with the GTL. For an example, see

http://blogs.sas.com/content/graphicallyspeaking/2013/07/10/make-better-graphs-with-sas-9-4/

 

 

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Re: Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

Thanks for the help! I've meaning to learn to use GTL for a while and these are my first baby steps into it.
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Posts: 252

Re: Problems labeling the Y-Axis using GTL

You're welcome. I understand. There's a lot of helpful information out there such as the graphically speaking SAS blog and the PharmaSUG and SAS Global Forum Papers. This is a supportive community that will help you to learn more about GTL too. ☺
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