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Re: Bar chart style with ListPlot

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  • Subject: [mg110484] Re: Bar chart style with ListPlot
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 03:46:54 -0400 (EDT)

ListPlot[
 Table[
  {k,
   PDF[BinomialDistribution[50, 0.3], k]},
  {k, 0, 30}],
 Filling -> Axis,
 FillingStyle -> Thick]


Bob Hanlon

---- "Michael A. Gilchrist" <mikeg at utk.edu> wrote: 

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Hello,

I'm working with some discrete probability functions and plotting them using 
ListPlot.  Given the nature of the function, I believe its clearest to 
represent the values using bars rather than points.  I know there's a BarChart 
function, but it isn't as easy to use (e.g. you can't just give it a list of 
x, y coordinates and you can't easily have overlaying datasets, they sit next 
to each other).

I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this problem and/or has any 
suggestions on how to solve it.  For example, are there options I can set that 
will give me the desired behavior?

Thanks for your time in this matter,

Sincerely,

Mike



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