Grapher allows multiple variable bar charts to be stacked, adjacent, or a combination of stacked and adjacent. To create a multi-variable graph that shows some bar chart variables as stacked and other bar chart variables adjacent to a stack of bars, you can use these steps:
- Click the Graphs | Create | Bar | Vertical Bar Chart command.
- Select the data file and click Open. As an example, I am using the Tutorial.dat file located in Grapher's Samples directory. The first bar chart is created.
- In the Object Manager, click on the Bar Chart 1 to select it.
- In the Property Manager, click on the Plot tab.
- Click the Create button next to New plot to add each additional bar chart. Note that all of the bars will be stacked in a single bar initially.
- If necessary, change the other bar chart properties for each bar chart.
- Click on the Bar Chart Groups tab.
- You will see a Group 1 section. Uncheck the bars that should be in the second stacked bar.
- Click the Add button next to Add group.
- Change the top Groups option to Group 2.
- Check the bars in the Group 2 section that should be in the second stacked bar. You now have two stacked bars with multiple variables adjacent to one another.
- Repeat steps 9-11 for each additional group.
Once all the bars are in the appropriate groups, your graph will look something like:
Use Bar Chart Groups to stack some bars and make other bars adjacent to them.
Updated October 3, 2016