I have a problem with stacked bar in PGFplot. I would like to show the partial number of each segment, like this:

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But instead of that, when I copy my code in TeXShop and compile it, I got the value of each segmen added up:

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I used exactly the same code, as it is shown in the following URL:


Do you know what I need to change in order to have the desired representation?

Thanks a lot.

1 Answer 1


The documentation of pgfplots contains this (with special emphasis on the last paragraph):

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So, as the comment in the beginning of the example code suggests, you have to change the compatibility set of pgfplots to 1.9, at least:

% \pgfplotsset{width=7cm,compat=1.8}
\pgfplotsset{width=7cm,compat=1.9}% Changed here, only
    ybar stacked,
  bar width=15pt,
  nodes near coords,
    legend style={at={(0.5,-0.20)},
      anchor=north,legend columns=-1},
    symbolic x coords={tool1, tool2, tool3, tool4, 
    tool5, tool6, tool7},
    x tick label style={rotate=45,anchor=east},
\addplot+[ybar] plot coordinates {(tool1,0) (tool2,2) 
  (tool3,2) (tool4,3) (tool5,0) (tool6,2) (tool7,0)};
\addplot+[ybar] plot coordinates {(tool1,0) (tool2,0) 
  (tool3,0) (tool4,3) (tool5,1) (tool6,1) (tool7,0)};
\addplot+[ybar] plot coordinates {(tool1,6) (tool2,6)
  (tool3,8) (tool4,2) (tool5,6) (tool6,5) (tool7,6)};
\addplot+[ybar] plot coordinates {(tool1,4) (tool2,2) 
  (tool3,0) (tool4,2) (tool5,3) (tool6,2) (tool7,4)};
\legend{\strut never, \strut rarely, \strut sometimes, \strut often}

and voilà:

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