Labels to a stacked bar

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I am trying to add labels for a stacked bar and need to help. I managed to add label to each part of the stack but unable to add at the total level (circled in red).

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 30 Jul 2020
Edited: Adam Danz on 30 Jul 2020
Here's a demo.
% Create stacked bar plot
x = randi(3,20,5);
h = bar(x,'stacked');
% Get the (x,y) coordinates for the top of each bar stack
y = sum(reshape(cell2mat(get(h', 'YData')),size(h,2),[]),1);
x = unique(cell2mat(get(h', 'XData')),'stable')
% Define labels
labels = num2cell(char(((1:size(x,1))+64)'))'; % 'A' 'B' 'C' ...
% Plot the text labels
offset = range(ylim)*.01;
th = text(x,y+offset,labels,'HorizontalAlignment','left',...
'VerticalAlignment','middle','rotation',90)
If you don't want to rotate the text labels,
th = text(x,y,string(y'),'HorizontalAlignment','Center',...
'VerticalAlignment','bottom');
For bar plots that are stacked and grouped, see this answer.
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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 13 Apr 2022
Hello @Prasad Joshi, which question?

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Milosha Britto Nordbø
Milosha Britto Nordbø on 30 Jul 2020
Edited: Adam Danz on 30 Jul 2020
Thank you for tips. I used the below codes and got the follwing results:
bh=bar(Year,ValCha,'stacked');
y=sum(reshape(cell2mat(get(bh','YData')),size(bh,2),[]),1)
x=unique(cell2mat(get(bh','XData')),'stable')
th = text(x,y,string(y'),'HorizontalAlignment','left',...
'VerticalAlignment','middle','rotation',0)
I require the some help in correting the circle in pic. I need a little gap between the bars and number.
How can i do it?

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