Short answer: if you want to make a graph, use Excel. If you want to make 100 graphs, use SAS/GRAPH.
Longer answer: SAS/GRAPH gives you control over all aspects of the output. It also allows you to make much more complicated graphs than Excel does, custom-designed graphs, and so on. And it works on many platforms.
If you expect to make many similar graphs, either in a batch or repeatedly over time, SAS/GRAPH will save you a great deal of effort in the long run.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: proc gchart
It's hard to use SAS/Graph. Excel would be much easier to use, so is it
worth to learn SAS/Graph?