Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 18:05:16 -0600
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Thank you Fehd for sharing with us it is really a great presentation
On 3/9/07, Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI) <email@example.com> wrote:
> This is my response to in-house Q.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Original poster of url to TED
> > Subject: RE: Trendalyzer (animated graphics)
> > Thanks, Ronald. The Tufte books are beautiful, aren't they!
> > Do you have any thoughts on how we might do this sort of
> > thing?
> 1. Clean Data.
> This is, if I am not mistaken a time-series analysis:
> i.e.: a slide for each time period, e.g. year.
> Conceptually, this is just animation of a number of graphs.
> The wizardry of effective data presentation
> has to come from people like Tufte
> -- note the bubble to indicate the population
> in Hans Rosling graphs --
> and then the ability to run -- i.e., start and stop,
> a presentation with each slide for each frame.
> As one who does a lot of work on presentation slides
> -- see attached [SGF-slides.pdf] --
> I can tell you you need someone with a good deal of time
> and a storyboard.
> > From: A Concerned Reader
> > Subject: SAS Graphics
> > We recently viewed a presentation given by Hans Rosling
> > that used animated graphics.
> > http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=hans_rosling
> I, too, was very impressed with this podcast.
> > These graphics were produced by free software
> > developed by Rosling's group,
> > www.Gapminder.org.
> > We have looked at the web site and software
> > but suspect that the software is still being developed.
> > During a conversation this morning,
> > someone asked if SAS is capable of producing animated graphics.
> > I recall seeing documentation on the subject one time,
> > but that is all I know. Can you enlighten us?
> SAS/Graph can produce .gif files
> which can be incorporated and viewed by .html
> see SAS ODS: Output Delivery System
> flexible: other file extensions: jpeg, png, tiff? and pdf
> there are two steps here:
> 1. production of graphs,
> in either separate files, or one large document.
> 2. presentation/animation: speedy viewing of multiple images
> take time to think a minute and you'll recognize
> that the moving graphs presented in Rosling's presentation
> was just a timed slide show.
> You can do this with PowerPoint.
> > Do you have any other suggestions?
> My sense of SAS/Graph is that you need someone,
> a programmer, not a user,
> who will be dedicated to learning and using SAS/Graph.
> It is labor-intensive [snip].
> Alternatives for canned presentations would be:
> * SAS ODS pdf
> and then set up a continual show:
> Slide Show:
> Show Options
> [ ] Loop continuously until 'esc'
> * Microsoft Producer, which is free
> considering that you have already purchased the MicroSoft Office Suite
> I hope that this commentary and critique is helpful to you.
> Let me know if you have more Q.
> Ronald J. Fehd, IT Spec
> team lead: Office of Statistical Software
> and Knowledge Worker Support
> HelpDesk Level 3: SAS
> CDC SAS site representative