WG5 Box plot challenge
UPDATE: Jan. 2016
The WG5 Box Plot Challenge for SAS is complete. We are moving forward with the GTL approach that you can find in our GitHub repository.
Thank you for your interest! Please join us in GitHub to help us move this project forward!
- The CSS/PhUSE Working Group for Standard Analyses have published a white paper on data displays for Measures on Central Tendency.
- The Working Group's next step is to develop standard SAS and R scripts to deliver the data displays that the white paper specifies.
- The Measures of Central Tendency white paper relies mainly on box plots.
Box Plot Challenge
You can help the working group develop standard industry scripts:
- Submit your SAS or R box plot code to produce Figure 7.1 from the Measures of Central Tendency white paper, and
- help the working group volunteers to optimize the programming techniques that we use to establish these across-industry scripts.
- Draft specifications for Figure 7.1 are available in github.
- See below for a starting point in SAS and R.
Starting point - SAS
- SAS Box plot example script
- SAS Box plot example output
- If you cannot directly access the github XPORT files from your environment, then you will need to store them locally and then modify the code accordingly.
- Your SAS Challenge
- The current sample script uses a SAS/QC PROC SHEWHART technique to achieve an appealing result.
- Can you achieve a box plot like the white paper proposes, using a more common yet straightforward SAS 9 approach such as SGPLOT or GTL?
Starting point - R
- R Box plot example script
- R Box plot example output
- If you cannot directly access the github XPORT files from you environment, then you will need to store them locally and then modify the code accordingly.
- Your R Challenge