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Bug in Package Graphics`Graphics` ?

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  • Subject: [mg26348] Bug in Package Graphics`Graphics` ?
  • From: "Ludsteck" <Ludsteck at zew.de>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 02:41:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear Mathgroup members,
I am very cautious in claiming to have found a bug in Mathematica, but 
here I am almost sure.
After loading the package
<<Graphics`Graphics`

I tried to plot a simple BarChart:

BarChart[{4,10,5,7}]

However, if I want to restrict the plot range

BarChart[{4,10,5,7}, PlotRange->{3,10}]

Mathematica does not respond with an error message, but
still plots in the range {0,10}. (However, the y-axis is not visible in 
{0,3}.)
Furthermore, bar edges are visible only in the range {3,10}.
Finally, if the input list contains negative values, the bars hide the 
BarLabels
which is desastrous in my application.

I am really an adherent of Mathematica, but if I am right here I have to 
state that it is not possible to create publication quality BarCharts with 
Mathematica. (At least not with the
Add-On function BarChart.)

Any suggestions?



Johannes Ludsteck
Forschungsbereich Arbeitsmaerkte,
Personalmanagement und Soziale Sicherung
Zentrum fuer europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung
Mannheim (ZEW)
Postfach 103443
D 68934 Mannheim

E-mail: ludsteck at zew.de


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