However, in either case, the bars' left edge is at the x
> coordinate rather than being centered on it. I know this
> is the documented behavior, but Matlab centers the bars
> on the given X coordinates. How do people feel about
> changing matplotlib to match the Matlab behavior? I've
> changed my copy locally.
I'd be happy with this change. I CCd Gary Ruben who has done a lot of
work on the bar function because he'll likely have an opinion.
If you could send me your code, I'll look into merging it if all
agree this is the desired behavior.