Re: Orientation of BarChart labels
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- Subject: [mg35708] Re: Orientation of BarChart labels
- From: Tom Burton <tomburton at earthlink.net>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 04:17:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Hi, I noticed today that no response has been posted to the following question: On 6/27/02 11:55 PM, in article afh19m$r9j$1 at smc.vnet.net, "Coleman, Mark" <mark.coleman at dri-wefa.com> wrote: > Greetings > > I am creating bar charts for values that have fairly long names. The default > BarLabels option depicts the labels horizontally, causing the labels to over > run eachother and make the chart unreadable. Is there a way to alter the > orientation of the bar labels to veritical? > > Thanks, > > -Mark > > The solution I prefer is to turn the bars horizontal, so the long labels appear left of the abscissa and can be easily read. Do this: BarChart[stuff, BarOrientation -> Horizontal] Depending upon your operating system, you may need to add RotateLabel->False. On Mac OSX I don't have to, because the Mac version cannot rotate text anyway :( Hope this helps. Tom Burton PS Still running 4.1.5.