Principles of Producing High-Quality Figures in SAS
In Chapter 1, we discussed the vector and bitmap format figures and why vector format graphics are preferred to bitmap format for publication purposes. Vector format graphics are preferred because they are of high quality and can be enlarged without loss of sharpness. In this chapter, we will discuss some major principles to produce high-quality figures in vector or high-resolution bitmap formats. In statistical analysis software (SAS), figures can be produced in listing outputs (PS, EPS, EMF, PNG, etc.) and ODS outputs (PDF, RTF, etc.) using both SAS/GRAPH and ODS Graphics procedures (SAS Institute Inc., 2012).