Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 11:46:59 -0400
Reply-To: Tim Vorce <timv@TRILLIUMTEAM.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Tim Vorce <timv@TRILLIUMTEAM.COM>
Subject: My graphing problem
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I wasn't very specific on my graphing problem, so let me try again. There
is a bit of flexibility built into this application, and that may prove to
be unsurmountable. But, I need to make this work in one configuration, so
I'm asking again for help. I have a dataset that is built of columns like
Date Shift Hour Statistic
The hour is within the shift (typically 1-8 or 9). I need to graph the
statistic for each day and shift. My first take was to map the 9 hours of
shift into 24 hours in a day (*24/9). This makes for a nice graph, but then
the labels are cryptic. Since I only need 3 or 4 labels, it might be
possible to graph it like that, but reconstruct labels that are date+hour.
The date field is actually character, but the dhms function seems to have
provided a vehicle to translate.
The real complication is that the user can select hourly or daily
granularity, and we are looking at daily, weekly, and monthly lengths. So
defining the labels could actually solve this problem.