Vertical tick labels in BarChart

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg84019] Vertical tick labels in BarChart*From*: John Jowett <John.M.Jowett at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 07:27:38 -0500 (EST)

I would have thought this is a FAQ but it doesn't seem to be ... Consider the following construction of simple Bar Charts where the bar labels are strings. The first one looks OK. In the second one, where there are more bars, it's a mess because all the labels overlap (unless the graphics is increased a lot in size): Needs["BarCharts`"] labels = {"MQM.A7L2B1", "MQMC.9R2.B1", "MQTLI.11R2.B1"}; vals = {5, 6, 7}; BarChart[vals, BarLabels -> labels] vals = Flatten[Table[vals, {5}]]; labels = Flatten[Table[labels, {5}]]; BarChart[vals, BarLabels -> labels] This could be neatly solved if the labels were oriented vertically instead of horizontally (it's easy to do this, e.g., in certain spreadsheet applications). However I can't find any option that allows it. I suspect it might be possible using some special Ticks construction but haven't taken the time to see. But this should be easy ... does anyone know how ? Thanks, John Jowett