JMSL Chart Programmer’s Guide
Bar Chart
The class Bar is used to create bar charts and histograms. This pagesection describes the construction of labeled bar charts. For a discussion of histograms, see Histogram.
Simple Bar Chart
The following code creates this labeled bar chart. The BarType attribute can be either BAR_TYPE_VERTICAL or BAR_TYPE_HORIZONTAL. The method setLabels sets the bar labels and adjusts the attributes of the axis to be appropriate for bar labels. The setLabels method must be called after the setBarType method, so that the correct axis has its attributes adjusted.
The drawing of the bars is controlled by the FillType and FillOutlineType attributes. By default FillType has the value FILL_TYPE_SOLID, so setting the associated attribute FillColor to red causes solid red bars to be drawn.
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import com.imsl.chart.*;
import java.awt.Color;
public class SampleBar extends JFrameChart {
public SampleBar() {
Chart chart = getChart();
AxisXY axis = new AxisXY(chart);
double y[] = {4, 2, 3, 9};
Bar bar = new Bar(axis, y);
bar.setLabels(new String[]{"A","B","C","D"});
public static void main(String argv[]) {
new SampleBar().setVisible(true);
Attribute BarGap
The BarGap attribute sets the gap between bars in a group. A gap of 1.0 means that space between bars is the same as the width of an individual bar in the group. Its default value is 0.0, meaning there is no space between groups.
Attribute BarWidth
The BarWidth attribute sets the width of the groups of bars at each index. Its default value is 0.5. If the number of groups is increased, the width of each individual bar is reduced proportionately.
See Histogram for an example of the use of the BarWidth attribute.