# Very fancy bar chart

Just wonder if this could be done with tikz? I know I should provide at least a MWE, but I am new to latex and have absolutely no idea where to start.

\documentclass[tikz,border=5mm]{standalone}
\tikzset{
%% fill styles if needed
}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\node (a) at (0,0)  {a};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

• This can certainly be done by hand (meaning defining all the lines explicitly, etc.) with a lot of work. There are ways of doing bar charts with pgfplots. You might be able to build up from there. See this example: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/185136/… – Miguel Aug 28 '14 at 6:55
• It's a pretty useless plot, since you cannot easily compare the different values. – Alex Aug 29 '14 at 17:15

Here's a rough approximation...I didn't try to replicate the numbers in the MWE and haven't finetuned the details.

Here's the code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{3d}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\usetikzlibrary{patterns}
\begin{document}

% \Yvalue{x-coordinate}{y-coordinate}{colour}
\newcommand\drawYvalue[3]{%
\draw[fill=#3!30](#1,0,1)--++(-1,0,0)--++(0,#2,0)--++(1,0,0)--cycle;
\draw[fill=#3!10](#1,#2,1)--++(-1,0,0)--++(0,0,-1)--++(1,0,0)--cycle;
\draw[fill=#3!15](#1,0,1)--++(0,0,-1)--++(0,#2,0)--++(0,0,1)--cycle;
}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\foreach \x in {0,4,8} {
\draw[pattern=north east lines, pattern color=blue!10]
(\x,0,0)--++(2,0,0)--++(0,6,0)--++(-2,0,0)--cycle;
}
\foreach \x in {0,2,4,6} {
\draw[blue!50](\x,0,2)--++(0,0,-2)--++(0,6,0);
}
\draw[blue!50](0,0,2)--++(0,6,0);
\foreach \y in {0,2,4,6} {
\draw[blue!50](10,\y,0)--++(-10,0,0)--++(0,0,2);
}
\foreach \y/\txt [count=\x]
in {3/Label 1, 4/Label 2, 1/Label 3, 5/Label 4,6/Label 5} {
\drawYvalue{2*\x-0.5}{\y}{\ifodd\x yellow\else green\fi}
\begin{scope}[canvas is zx plane at y=0]
\node[transform shape,rotate=180] at (3,2*\x-1)[anchor=west,align=right]{\txt};
\end{scope}
}
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}