Converting SAS/GRAPH Annotate to ODS Graphics
The previous chapter described how many standard SAS/GRAPH plots can be converted easily to ODS Graphics by using simple PROC SGPLOT or PROC SGPANEL code. SAS/GRAPH Annotate code would seem, at first glance, to be much more difficult to convert to ODS Graphics; but by making use of its layering features, many Annotate plots can be replicated in a flexible and repeatable way.
This chapter compares the output from commonly used Annotate and SAS/GRAPH code for producing annotated graphs with equivalent code that uses only ODS Graphics. Each ODS Graphics program is rated as follows: