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Re: comparable sizes across BubbleCharts

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  • Subject: [mg104262] Re: [mg104214] comparable sizes across BubbleCharts
  • From: Brett Champion <brettc at>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:08:16 -0400 (EDT)
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On Oct 24, 2009, at 1:37 AM, mtnMan wrote:

> I am trying without success to make sizes of bubbles comparable across
> charts created by BubbleChart[].

I think in order to do this, you'll need to know ahead of time the min/ 
max of all your sizes, and the min/max for each chart.  Then you can  
construct a setting for BubbleSizes that uses a common scale across  
the charts:

small = Table[{i, i, i}, {i, 10}];
smallSizes = small[[All, -1]];
big = Table[{i, i, i + 9}, {i, 10}];
bigSizes = big[[All, -1]];
min = Min[smallSizes, bigSizes];
max = Max[smallSizes, bigSizes];
size = Rescale[#, {min, max}, {0.05, 0.2}] &;
  BubbleSizes -> {size[Min[smallSizes]], size[Max[smallSizes]]}]
BubbleChart[big, BubbleSizes -> {size[Min[bigSizes]],  

> Also, many of the Graphics options
> (such as Ticks) do not seem to work with BubbleChart despite claims in
> the documentation to the contrary.  Advice?

This works for me:

BubbleChart[RandomReal[1, {10, 3}], Axes -> True, Frame -> False,
  Ticks -> {Range[0, 1, 0.1], Range[0, 1, 0.05]}]

Can you give an example that isn't working?

Brett Champion
Wolfram Research

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