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Plot Groups of Stacked Bars


Evan (view profile)


Generate a bar plot with multiple stacks grouped together.

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Plot a set of stacked bars, but group them according to labels provided.

     stackData is a 3D matrix (i.e., stackData(i, j, k) => (Group, Stack, StackElement))
     groupLabels is a CELL type (i.e., { 'a', 1 , 20, 'foo' };)


This file inspired Machine Learning With Matlab.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.7 (R2008b)
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20 Feb 2015 Daniel Paiva

Very good.

18 Jul 2014 Jenny

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01 Apr 2014 Vera

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13 Oct 2013 Ricardo

Very useful function!, thank you!

25 Aug 2013 Tim

Tim (view profile)

Berk, I had the same desire and found it was pretty simple to customize.

After this...
h(i,:) = bar(Y, 'stacked');

I added this...
set(h(i,4),'facecolor','g','edgecolor','k'); that the base of each bar is always yellow, etc.

Doubt you'll need this 1 year later, but for the next rookie like myself, could be useful.

Thanks for the elegant and useful function, Evan.

12 Mar 2013 Ben

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21 Aug 2012 Berk

Berk (view profile)

Thanks, very handy function!

Could you please tell whether we can assign different colors to different stacks?
Currently, all the stack elements have the same color/type. However, I am wonering whether it would be possible to differentiate the different stacks?

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21 Aug 2012 Berk

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21 Oct 2011 grega

grega (view profile)

Nice one! Works! Example makes it clear! Thank you!

14 Sep 2011 Evan

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Example usage:

NumStacksPerGroup = 3;
NumGroupsPerAxis = 6;
NumStackElements = 4;

% labels to use on tick marks for groups
groupLabels = { 'Test'; 2; 4; 6; 8; -1; };
stackData = rand(NumGroupsPerAxis,NumStacksPerGroup,NumStackElements);

plotBarStackGroups(stackData, groupLabels);
set(gcf,'Position',[100 100 720 650])
grid on
set(gca,'Layer','top') % put grid lines on top of stacks

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