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How to assign error bars to a multiple data sets histogram ?

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ThomAlb
ThomAlb on 18 Jul 2021
Commented: Star Strider on 30 Jul 2021
I want to compared to conditions, with 6 values in each. I have this for th moment (fig.1) :
Sans=[21, 4, 4, 18, 7, 6];
Avec=[18, 3, 4, 14, 7, 27];
Comparaison=[Sans',Avec']
figure
bar(1:6,Comparaison)
legend('Sans','Avec');
When I use only one data set I manage to assign error bars, like this (fig.2):
Ect_type_sans=[7, 4, 3, 9, 7, 8];
bar(Sans)
hold on
errorbar(1:6,Sans,Ect_type_sans,'ko')
I would like to assign error bars to the first histogram, with Ect_type_sans for the Sans data and Ect_type_avec=[6, 3, 2, 5, 6, 8] for the Avec data. Any ideas ?

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 18 Jul 2021
Try this —
Sans=[21, 4, 4, 18, 7, 6];
Avec=[18, 3, 4, 14, 7, 27];
Comparaison=[Sans; Avec];
Ect_type_sans=[7, 4, 3, 9, 7, 8];
Ect_type_avec=[6, 3, 2, 5, 6, 8];
Ect_type = [Ect_type_sans; Ect_type_avec];
figure
hBar = bar(1:6,Comparaison); % Return ‘bar’ Handle
for k1 = 1:size(Comparaison,1)
ctr(k1,:) = bsxfun(@plus, hBar(k1).XData, hBar(k1).XOffset'); % Note: ‘XOffset’ Is An Undocumented Feature, This Selects The ‘bar’ Centres
ydt(k1,:) = hBar(k1).YData; % Individual Bar Heights
end
hold on
errorbar(ctr, ydt, Ect_type, '.g', 'MarkerSize',1)
legend('Sans','Avec', 'Location','best');
I made a few changes that do not significantly affect the code or the plot, however they make the error bar plotting easier. I specified the error bars as green. They can be any colour you want.
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Jonas
Jonas on 18 Jul 2021
use
myBars=bar(1:6,Comparaison);
this will give you a 1x2 bar in the variable myBars in this case. One bar object holds the 'avec' data, the other the 'sans'. each bar objects carries twoporpertirs from which you can calculate the position of the bars. one property is the XEndPoints (accessed eg by mybar(1).XEndPoints) which carries the end Po nts of the bars of the their respective data set. the other property is the BarWidth property (accessed eg by mybar(1).BarWidth). from that you can calculate the center of your bars and place your errorbars like you did in the single example

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