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SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics by Robert Allison

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EXAMPLE 26  Grand Finale: An Advanced Dashboard

The final example is somewhat of a grand finale. It is a SAS/GRAPH implementation of the “Sales Dashboard” from page 177 of Stephen Few’s Information Dashboard Design.1 Below is the SAS output created in this example:

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Few’s book is an excellent source of information about the design of information dashboards. When he created the dashboards for his book, he used a drawing application: the advantage was that it enabled him to design the more or less “perfect” dashboard, without being hindered by the limitations of any particular software. But the disadvantage is that users have no easy way to implement ...

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