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Re: Bar chart style with ListPlot

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  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 03:45:37 -0400 (EDT)

The Presentations package has a UnitBar primitive. You can create bars with
the various characteristics of the bars in BarChart, and then scale and
transport them to whatever locations you wish. You could have horizontal
bars, or put the bars on the perimeter of a circle or whatever. You could
combine them and tailor them as you wish and easily combine with other

David Park
djmpark at  

From: Michael A. Gilchrist [mailto:mikeg at] 


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
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
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
will give me the desired behavior?

Thanks for your time in this matter,



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