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03-19-2015 10:16 AM

Hi,

I am working with a sas dataset called 'final' and I need to create a bar chart of the frequencies(y-axis) for the individual values in the variable var1(x-axis). There are hundred such values with little differences in their values by decimal points.

var1 |

1.65 |

4.83 |

6.14 |

6.56 |

8.35 |

9.22 |

9.57 |

10.23 |

10.67 |

11.98 |

45.23 |

67.54 |

34.53 |

I used proc ghcart and my code is

proc gchar data=final;

vbar var1;

run;

This gives me a very crowded chart and I need to increase the chart area to be able to show all 100 values. Please advice on how I can manipulate the chart area. Should I use another procedure ? Als, I am using SAS 9.4

Thanks.

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03-19-2015
10:32 AM

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Posted in reply to dr2014

03-19-2015 10:32 AM

Given the width of these value strings, and the number of values, you might want to consider using an HBAR instead of a VBAR. AS for changing the size of the graph, using the XPIXELS/YPIXELS options on the GOPTIONS statement. For example:

goptions xpixels=600 ypixels=1000;

Hope this helps!

Dan

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10:32 AM

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Posted in reply to dr2014

03-19-2015 10:32 AM

Given the width of these value strings, and the number of values, you might want to consider using an HBAR instead of a VBAR. AS for changing the size of the graph, using the XPIXELS/YPIXELS options on the GOPTIONS statement. For example:

goptions xpixels=600 ypixels=1000;

Hope this helps!

Dan

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Posted in reply to DanH_sas

03-19-2015 12:22 PM

Thanks DanH. I will work on your suggestions and will consider HBAR as well. @Reeza. its different from the last one because the gchart gives me a distribution of the values by frequency. Its almost equivalent to the histogram by proc univariate , but I get individual bars here. Just plotting the individual values by id was not helping me (proc sgplot) and wasn't giving any information on the shape of the distribution. Basically I am looking to do 2 charts for distribution one by univariate procedure and other by gchart.

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Posted in reply to dr2014

03-19-2015 10:33 AM

how is this different than your question from yesterday?