>Yes, SAS certainly can, but I must say that it has a MUCH higher learning curve than using MS Excel graphics. However, one advantage is that you can save your graph as a program, and thus can rerun the program again or modify it once it is made. It also can do things like boxplots that aren't as easy in Excel.
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SAS GRAPH does have a steeper learning curve - it is harder to read War and Peace than My Pet Goat
Seriously, it's not really fair to compare SAS GRAPH with Excel, any more than it is fair to compare SAS STAT with Excel... Excel is simply not appropriate for a lot of analysis.
OTOH, my experience with SAS and R (which *are* comparable) is that SAS STAT is easier to learn than R; but Graphics are easier to learn in R