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Statistical Graphics in SAS®: An Introduction to the Graph Template Language and the Statistical Graphics Procedures by Warren Kuhfeld

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Appendix B. Some Tips and Techniques for Understanding the GTL

The Graph Template Language provides a powerful and general syntax for creating graphs. However, if you are an experienced SAS programmer, you will find that some of the habits and insights that you have developed and that have served you well with other parts of SAS will not transfer to the GTL as well as you might expect. Understanding this will help you later when you write your own templates and things are not working as you expect. The following examples illustrate.

The next steps use PROC TEMPLATE, the GTL, SG procedures, and PROC KDE. We will begin with the briefest of overviews of the GTL. Most of the GTL and procedure syntax is explained in detail later. For now, do not worry ...

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