Freeware: Misc - SASGIF

To create GIF files with SAS, you must use SAS 6.09 at TS450 or higher. I have created two jobs that demonstrate how to create GIF files with SAS: After running these jobs, you will have two partitioned datasets with two GIF files (as PDS members) that are ready for downloading to a PC, copied to a web server location, etc.

You would take the concepts from these sample jobs and modify your current SAS jobs to make them GIF-friendly:
See more GIF information on the SAS GIF page. There is more information available by taking the web enablement option off their main web page at SAS.

Here is the GIF file created the the Sample 1 job:

(from sasgif1

Here is the GIF file created the the Sample 2 job:

(from sasgif2

Notice that it has a Transparent background!!!!

You might have noticed also that some of the white text was lost near the bottom on this transparent GIF (on either side of the little box). To prevent this from happening, you need to tell SAS to not to use any color in your GIF file that is the same as the background color on your web page.

Below is the same exact transparent GIF file as created by the Sample 2 job but shown in a HTML table row that has a orange background. Note that the white text near the bottom which was "lost" when shown on the white background can now be seen on the orange background:

(from sasgif2

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