gradient fills for bar charts?

Hi All,

Is there any way in MPL to do gradient filled bars like you can in Excel? (click data series -> format data series -> patterns -> fill effects -> gradient -> diagonal up)

cheers,

Chris

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Chris Withers wrote:

Hi All,

Is there any way in MPL to do gradient filled bars like you can in Excel? (click data series -> format data series -> patterns -> fill effects -> gradient -> diagonal up)

cheers,

Chris

Short of laboriously putting an image in each bar, no.

Eric

Eric Firing wrote:

Short of laboriously putting an image in each bar, no.

That's a shame :frowning:
So, no gradient filled patches in MPL?

Chris

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It's on the wish-list. You can hack a solution using matplotlib
images: http://matplotlib.sf.net/examples/gradient_bar.py .. The
postscript backend has support for hatches see the set_hatch method
for http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/matplotlib.patches.html#Patch
but this hasn't been ported to any other backend AFAIK.

gradient_bar.png

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On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 4:40 AM, Chris Withers <chris@...1920...> wrote:

That's a shame :frowning:
So, no gradient filled patches in MPL?