
Re: Display BarChart ticks in AccountingForm?
Posted:
Aug 21, 2011 4:50 AM


On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 6:17 AM, Porscha Louise McRobbie <pmcrobbi@umich.edu> wrote:
> I have a BarChart with large yvalues > > I do not want the yaxis tick marks to display in scientific notation. > How can I get the tick marks to display using AccountingForm? The > following does not seem to work: > > BarChart[{1 10^13, 2 10^13, 3 10^13}, ChartLabels > {"a", "b", "c"}, > Ticks > {None, > AccountingForm[#, DigitBlock > 3] & /@ {1 10^13, 2 10^13, > 3 10^13}}]
In the specificiation Ticks > {xs_List, ys_List}, the xs and ys are meant to be lists of numbers. If you want the tick to be specified as something other than a number, you could use an ordered pair, the second element of which specifies the label. Frequently, the second term is a string, as in:
Plot[Sin[x^2], {x, 0, 2}, Ticks > {{{Sqrt[Pi/2], "max"}, Sqrt[Pi]}, {1}}]
Now, a term whose Head is AccountingForm is not a number. Thus, you probably want something like so:
BarChart[{1 10^13, 2 10^13, 3 10^13}, Ticks > {None, {#, AccountingForm[#, DigitBlock > 3]} & /@ {1 10^13, 2 10^13, 3 10^13}}, ChartLabels > {"a", "b", "c"}]
Mark McClure

