James Diserens presented his popular presentation which won best in stream at PhUSE 2018 on Data Visualisations. Recent experience indicates that there is a gap between exploratory analysis using products such as R-shiny and Spotfire with html outputs, and SAS rtf outputs for reporting packages. Are the plots that we are producing restricted by standards and expectations, or by an unwillingness to change from what has been done before? Could we be producing outputs that are more useful and appropriate for analysing the data?
In addition, with the improvements in SAS ODS graphics from SAS 9.4, is there scope for future reporting packages to use further data visualisations for study overview?
James looked at examples of figures suggested by experienced statisticians that could provide useful data visualisation in a reporting package.