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bar3, bar3h

Plot three-dimensional bar chart



bar3 and bar3h draw three-dimensional vertical and horizontal bar charts.

bar3(Y) draws a three-dimensional bar chart, where each element in Y corresponds to one bar. When Y is a vector, the x-axis scale ranges from 1 to length(Y). When Y is a matrix, the x-axis scale ranges from 1 to size(Y,2), which is the number of columns, and the elements in each row are grouped together.

bar3(x,Y) draws a bar chart of the elements in Y at the locations specified in x, where x is a vector defining the y-axis intervals for vertical bars. The x-values can be nonmonotonic, but cannot contain duplicate values. If Y is a matrix, bar3 clusters elements from the same row in Y at locations corresponding to an element in x. Values of elements in each row are grouped together.

bar3(...,width) sets the width of the bars and controls the separation of bars within a group. The default width is 0.8, so if you do not specify x, bars within a group have a slight separation. If width is 1, the bars within a group touch one another.

bar3(...,'style') specifies the style of the bars. 'style' is 'detached', 'grouped', or 'stacked'. 'detached' is the default mode of display.

bar3(...,LineSpec) displays all bars using the color specified by LineSpec.

bar3(axes_handles,...) plots into the axes with handle axes_handle instead of the current axes (gca).

h = bar3(...) returns a vector of handles to patch graphics objects. bar3 creates one patch object per column in Y.

bar3h(...) and h = bar3h(...) create horizontal bars. Y determines the bar length. The vector x is a vector defining the y-axis intervals for horizontal bars.


This example creates six subplots showing the effects of different arguments for bar3. The data Y is a seven-by-three matrix generated using the cool colormap:

See Also

bar, LineSpec, patch

Area, Bar, and Pie Plots for related functions

Bar and Area Graphs for more examples

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