Re: Coloring Histograms

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg93694] Re: [mg93659] Coloring Histograms*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 06:11:32 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200811211031.FAA05235@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

With Mathematica 7.0... First, you don't need to load any package at all. Next, something like Histogram[RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0, 1], 100]] will still give you the default uniform blue. But the option ChartStyle allows you to change this. E.g., Histogram[RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0, 1], 100], ChartStyle -> Red] changes that blue to red. The option ChartElementFunction allows different effects to be applied to the bars, e.g.: Histogram[RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0, 1], 100], ChartStyle -> Red, ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle"] See the on-line documentation. Richard Trilling wrote: > I'm using the Histogram package, calling it by: Needs["Histograms`"] > > Each histogram keeps coming out in pale blue. I'd like to be able to change > the color of an individual histogram to something else. > > This way when I combine two histograms on the same graph using "Show" they > will come out in different colors. > > To plot a single histogram I use the syntax: > Histogram[completeness, FrequencyData -> True] > > I haven't found a plot option that will acomplish this. Any ideas would be > appreciated. > > Richard > > > > > > > > > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Coloring Histograms***From:*"Richard Trilling" <trilling@orange.fr>