I would like to add tick labels to a 3d plot, but so far have had no

luck. I would like to start with something like the bars3d example:

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/mplot3d/bars3d_demo.html

But I would like to have each bar chart labeled by its tick on the

y-axis. The traditional ax.yaxis.set_ticklabels() method has no

effect, and the ax.yaxis.set_ticks() just messes up the output

catastrophically.

My attempt at modifying the example is below. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Jeff

## ···

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from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

import numpy as np

fig = plt.figure()

ax = Axes3D(fig)

for c, z in zip(['r', 'g', 'b', 'y'], [30, 20, 10, 0]):

xs = np.arange(20)

ys = np.random.rand(20)

ax.bar(xs, ys, zs=z, zdir='y', color=c, alpha=0.8)

## My changes

ax.yaxis.set_ticks([0, 10, 20, 30]) # This totally screws things up

ax.yaxis.set_ticklabels(['first', 'second', 'third', 'fourth']) # This

does absolutely nothing

## End my changes

ax.set_xlabel('X')

ax.set_ylabel('Y')

ax.set_zlabel('Z')

plt.show()

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University of Wisconsin -- Madison

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