Changing the height of baseline in Histograms

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96105] Changing the height of baseline in Histograms*From*: "D. Grady" <D.C.Grady at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 04:38:59 -0500 (EST)

Hi, does anyone know if there's an easy way to change the height of the baseline for bars in a Histogram? This is different from the BarOrigin option; here's an example: x = Clip@RandomReal[NormalDistribution[0, 5], {20000}]; Histogram[ x, Automatic, "LogCount"] Notice that the bottom of the chart is close to 10. This chart is eventually going into a table with other chart where the y-axis runs from 0.1 to 10000, so I want to change the range: Histogram[ x, Automatic, "LogCount", PlotRange -> {-1, 4}, AxesOrigin -> {-1, -1}] The problem with this is that the bars don't automatically extend downwards. This can be addressed using the ChartElementFunction option like this: correctBaseline[{{xmin_, xmax_}, {ymin_, ymax_}}, values_, meta_] := Rectangle[{xmin, -1}, {xmax, ymax}] Histogram[ x, Automatic, "LogCount", PlotRange -> {-1, 4}, AxesOrigin -> {-1, -1}, ChartElementFunction -> correctBaseline] Is there a simpler way? I wondered if there's a undocumented option for setting the baseline height or something like that. Thanks for any suggestions! -Daniel