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Re: Vertical tick labels in BarChart

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  • Subject: [mg84037] Re: [mg84019] Vertical tick labels in BarChart
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:08:32 -0500 (EST)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

When the labels are wide, the sensible solution is

BarChart[vals, BarLabels -> labels, BarOrientation -> Horizontal]

Bobby

On Thu, 06 Dec 2007 06:27:38 -0600, John Jowett <John.M.Jowett at gmail.com >  
wrote:

> 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
>
>



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