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From: canavanin <canavanin@ya...>  20111204 16:27:57

Hi everyone I need to create a graph showing pairs of value. One item from each pair is a single value, the other one is supposed to show a range of values (my idea was to plot the mean value with error bars to indicate the range's max and min, but I'm open to better ideas). The xaxis has no purpose other than giving the names of the various categories (just like in a histogram)  all that matters are the yvalues. I am pretty sure I could create something like this (value pairs and xcategories) using histograms, but boxes just strike me as wrong in this case. Is there a way to create such a graph? If so, could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks a lot for your time! PS: I have already asked this question on stackoverflow, but I guess it's not really the right forum for gnuplot questions. There, however, I have also included a rough sketch of my desired graph, and some further details. The link is: http://stackoverflow.com/q/8371993/475845 http://stackoverflow.com/q/8371993/475845 Thanks again!  View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Createnonbarchartwithcategoriesonxaxistp32912852p32912852.html Sent from the Gnuplot  User mailing list archive at Nabble.com. 
From: walter harms <wharms@bf...>  20111204 20:15:22

hi, Maybe boxerror is what you are looking for ? here is a small demo. re wh set xrange [1:5] set yrange [0:10] set boxwidth 1 plot "" u 0:1:2 with boxerror 5 0.5 7 0.5 5 0.7 e Am 04.12.2011 17:27, schrieb canavanin: > > Hi everyone > > I need to create a graph showing pairs of value. One item from each pair is > a single value, the other one is supposed to show a range of values (my idea > was to plot the mean value with error bars to indicate the range's max and > min, but I'm open to better ideas). The xaxis has no purpose other than > giving the names of the various categories (just like in a histogram)  all > that matters are the yvalues. > > I am pretty sure I could create something like this (value pairs and > xcategories) using histograms, but boxes just strike me as wrong in this > case. > > Is there a way to create such a graph? If so, could you please point me in > the right direction? > 
From: D K <canavanin@ya...>  20111204 21:26:18

Dear Walter Thank you very much for your quick reply. The trouble is that I would prefer not to use boxes at all, certainly not for the single values I have to plot. I think the plot would be much clearer if I used points (and maybe error bars or lines) only. Thanks again! Donata On 12/04/2011 09:15 PM, walter harms wrote: > hi, > Maybe boxerror is what you are looking for ? > here is a small demo. > > re > wh > > set xrange [1:5] > set yrange [0:10] > set boxwidth 1 > plot "" u 0:1:2 with boxerror > 5 0.5 > 7 0.5 > 5 0.7 > e > > Am 04.12.2011 17:27, schrieb canavanin: >> Hi everyone >> >> I need to create a graph showing pairs of value. One item from each pair is >> a single value, the other one is supposed to show a range of values (my idea >> was to plot the mean value with error bars to indicate the range's max and >> min, but I'm open to better ideas). The xaxis has no purpose other than >> giving the names of the various categories (just like in a histogram)  all >> that matters are the yvalues. >> >> I am pretty sure I could create something like this (value pairs and >> xcategories) using histograms, but boxes just strike me as wrong in this >> case. >> >> Is there a way to create such a graph? If so, could you please point me in >> the right direction? >> 
From: Thomas Sefzick <t.sefzick@fz...>  20111205 07:59:40

canavanin <canavanin <at> yahoo.se> writes: > Hi everyone > > I need to create a graph showing pairs of value. One item from each pair is > a single value, the other one is supposed to show a range of values (my idea > was to plot the mean value with error bars to indicate the range's max and > min, but I'm open to better ideas). The xaxis has no purpose other than > giving the names of the various categories (just like in a histogram)  all > that matters are the yvalues. > > I am pretty sure I could create something like this (value pairs and > xcategories) using histograms, but boxes just strike me as wrong in this > case. > > Is there a way to create such a graph? If so, could you please point me in > the right direction? > > Thanks a lot for your time! > > PS: I have already asked this question on stackoverflow, but I guess it's > not really the right forum for gnuplot questions. There, however, I have > also included a rough sketch of my desired graph, and some further details. > The link is: http://stackoverflow.com/q/8371993/475845 > http://stackoverflow.com/q/8371993/475845 Thanks again! you need to plot something out of (y)range to get the xtics labels at the right positions. then you plot a large black point shifted to the left and on top a slightly smaller colored point. the same applies to the points which a shifted to the right plus errorbars with point size '0'. reset set xrange [1:3] set yrange [0:25] unset bars xoffset=0.2 plot "ts.dat" using 0:(999):xticlabel(1) every 2 notitle, \ "" using ($0xoffset):2 every 2 \ with points pointtype 7 pointsize 9 linecolor rgb 'black' notitle, \ "" using ($0xoffset):2 every 2 \ with points pointtype 7 pointsize 8 linecolor rgb 'red' notitle, \ "" using ($0+xoffset):2 every 2::1 \ with points pointtype 7 pointsize 9 linecolor rgb 'black' notitle, \ "" using ($0+xoffset):2 every 2::1 \ with points pointtype 7 pointsize 8 linecolor rgb 'blue' notitle, \ "" using ($0+xoffset):2:3 every 2::1 \ with errorbars pointsize 0 linecolor rgb 'black' notitle 