# Histogram Excel-like

I am a newbie with pgfplots so, after searching on internet and on pdf manuals, I am asking here. I need to reproduce with LaTeX some graphics like this one I made with Excel, can anyone help me with the code? • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. Moreover, there are many posts about histogram here, have you searched? – CarLaTeX Mar 19 '17 at 10:48
• You will find a lot of answers on this site for your problem when you search for [pgfplots][bar-chart] ... which brings up a result like tex.stackexchange.com/questions/101320/grouped-bar-chart which should pretty much answer all your needs, right? – Stefan Pinnow Mar 19 '17 at 11:11

You can find many plots here. For your example you have to set some option. (The used percent sign solution for ticklabel you can find here.)

Modifications:

yticklabel={\pgfmathparse{\tick}\pgfmathprintnumber{\pgfmathresult}\%},
xtick = data,
ytick={0,10,...,60},
enlarge y limits=0.0,
ymax=60,
legend style={at={(0.5,-0.15)},
anchor=north,legend columns=-1},
ybar=5pt,
bar width=10pt,
symbolic x coords={PC,PML,RR,PN},
ymajorgrids,
ticklabel style = {color=gray},% or opacity=0.5
axis line style={draw=none},
tick style={draw=none},
legend style={draw=none,text=gray}
]

\pgfplotsset{compat=1.14,
/pgfplots/ybar legend/.style={
/pgfplots/legend image code/.code={%
\draw[##1,/tikz/.cd,yshift=-0.25em]
(0cm,0cm) rectangle (3pt,0.8em);},
},
}


MWE:

 \documentclass[border=2mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
%http://pgfplots.sourceforge.net/gallery.html

\pgfplotsset{compat=1.14,
/pgfplots/ybar legend/.style={
/pgfplots/legend image code/.code={%
\draw[##1,/tikz/.cd,yshift=-0.25em]
(0cm,0cm) rectangle (3pt,0.8em);},
},
}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
yticklabel={\pgfmathparse{\tick}\pgfmathprintnumber{\pgfmathresult}\%},
xtick = data,
ytick={0,10,...,60},
enlarge y limits=0.0,
ymax=60,
legend style={at={(0.5,-0.15)},
anchor=north,legend columns=-1},
ybar=5pt,
bar width=10pt,
symbolic x coords={PC,PML,RR,PN},
ymajorgrids,
ticklabel style = {color=gray},% or opacity=0.5
axis line style={draw=none},
tick style={draw=none},
legend style={draw=none,text=gray}
]
\addplot[blue,fill=blue] coordinates {(PC,52) (PML,5) (RR,0) (PN,42) };
\addplot[yellow,fill=yellow] coordinates {(PC,38) (PML,8) (RR,2) (PN,52) };
\legend{A,B}
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


UPDATE: You can use width and long text like PC personal computer.Mabe you will rotate (rotate=0 or rotate=45) the labels. Then you have to change the anchor=north east. Maybe optional xshift... :

symbolic x coords={PC personal computer,PML,RR,PN},
xticklabels   = {PC personal computer, PML, RP, PN},
x tick label style={rotate=0, anchor=north, inner sep=0mm,text width=1.5cm,align=center}
]
\addplot[blue,fill=blue] coordinates {(PC personal computer,52) (PML,5) (RR,0) (PN,42) };


Result:

    \documentclass[border=2mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.14,
/pgfplots/ybar legend/.style={
/pgfplots/legend image code/.code={%
\draw[##1,/tikz/.cd,yshift=-0.25em]
(0cm,0cm) rectangle (3pt,0.8em);},
},
}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
yticklabel={\pgfmathparse{\tick}\pgfmathprintnumber{\pgfmathresult}\%},
xtick = data,
ytick={0,10,...,60},
enlarge y limits=0.0,
ymax=60,
legend style={at={(0.5,-0.15)},
anchor=north,legend columns=-1},
ybar=5pt,
bar width=10pt,
symbolic x coords={PC personal computer,PML,RR,PN},
ymajorgrids,
ticklabel style = {color=gray},% or opacity=0.5
axis line style={draw=none},
tick style={draw=none},
legend style={draw=none,text=gray},
xticklabels   = {PC personal computer, PML, RP, PN},
x tick label style={rotate=0, anchor=north, inner sep=0mm,text width=1.5cm,align=center}
]
\addplot[blue,fill=blue] coordinates {(PC personal computer,52) (PML,5) (RR,0) (PN,42) };
\addplot[yellow,fill=yellow] coordinates {(PC personal computer,38) (PML,8) (RR,2) (PN,52) };
\legend{A,B}
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document} Or with x tick label style={rotate=45, anchor=north east, inner sep=0mm,text width=1.5cm,align=center}.

• Thanks a lot, this worked perfectly for me. Now I'd like to explain those abbreviations (PC, PML, RR, etc), can you suggest me a way to do it and the related code? For example PC=personal computer, etc. I kind of second legend... I can't use directly the complete descriptions under the x-axis in the graphic because they are too long. – Enrico Mar 21 '17 at 18:05
• Maybe something like this (with linebreak?) tex.stackexchange.com/a/51030/124842 or tex.stackexchange.com/a/35886/124842 – Bobyandbob Mar 21 '17 at 19:32
• I prefer the first link you gave me, but I have two "items" (yellow and blue ones) for each value, so I don't understand how to do that. I have tried in different ways, but it doesn't work. Can you help me with the code? Thanks – Enrico Mar 22 '17 at 10:59
• I added a update. I think you have to find your solution for your own... I hope it will help. – Bobyandbob Mar 22 '17 at 14:25