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I really like theaxis generated by tikz datavisualization with scientific axes=clean. However I can not find a bar graph visualizer in the documentation. Does such a visualizer exist? Or (even better) is it possible to format the axis in pgfplots accordingly? (I skimmed the manual, but could not find such an option).

Empty graph to show the axes

  • There is [tick align=outside]. What else do you need? – John Kormylo Mar 31 '15 at 5:19
  • @JohnKormylo : While tick align=outside goes a long way in the right driection I am looking for the separation of the axes and the bar area. Since 1 picture says more than 1000 words, have a look at the picture I added to the question. – ted Mar 31 '15 at 16:39
  • The best you can do is turn off the pgfplots axes [axis x line=none, axis y line=none, name=border] and put you own axes in place. I've been trying to get \datavisualization to run using the pgfplots xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax and (border) dimensions, but so far no joy. Frankly it would be easier just to draw and label the axes from scratch. – John Kormylo Mar 31 '15 at 19:04
  • @JohnKormylo If I understand the idea correctly datavisualization draws the axes and pgfplots does the plot? – ted Apr 1 '15 at 10:16
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    I guess Tufte like axis with pgfplots is of interest. – Torbjørn T. Jul 13 '15 at 17:04