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Re: view only every second bar lable on x-axes

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  • Subject: [mg61202] Re: view only every second bar lable on x-axes
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 01:43:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 10/11/05 at 3:22 AM, kristophs.post at web.de (kristoph) wrote:

>Is it possible to see every second or third bar lable on the
>x-axes? I have a lot of data for bar charts and it is impossible to
>see what each bar is representing it looks too crowed. I need to
>represent all the bars but would like to lable just every second or
>third on of them. For example, I have 5 bars but only want to lable
>bar 1,3 and 5. The bars 2 and 4 must be in the chart but with no
>lable. Lets say the bar lables for bar 1 ist a for 2 is b, 3-c, 4-d
>and 5 it is e. I would like to show only lables a,c and e. Lables b
>and d should be suppressed.

Yes, this can be accomplished using the Ticks option. For example, consider

<<Graphics`
BarChart[Range@10, Ticks->{Range[1,10,2], Automatic}];
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