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Re: Bar chart style with ListPlot

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  • From: "Michael A. Gilchrist" <mikeg at>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 03:44:54 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Michael,

Thanks to you and the others who've responed.  That was almost exactly the 
type of solution I was looking for.

I'm left with one question and that is, "How do I get the colors to 
automatically parallel the colors being used for the symbols?"  I suspect one 
can do this with a function command embedded within the FillingStyle-> option, 
but I've always found the syntax for such things trick.

Thanks again for pointing out this simple solution and any help with this 
latter request would be appreciated.



On Sat, 19 Jun 2010, Michael Stern wrote:

> For a project on which I am currently working, I am using ListPlot[] (actually DateListPlot[]) with Filling towards the axis. I am not sure what effect you are trying to achieve, but you may find this technique useful. The particular options on which I am relying are   Filling -> Axis, FillingStyle -> {{Red, AbsoluteThickness[5]}, {Black,  AbsoluteThickness[10]}}, which creates the appearance of a bar chart where bars above the axis are thicker and black, bars below the axis are thinner and red.
> Good luck,
> Michael Stern
> Merrin Capital Management
> On Jun 19, 2010, at 7:46 AM, Michael A. Gilchrist wrote:
>> 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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