I'm trying to make a bar chart with really small x-increments. I used this code:

    \begin{axis}[ymin=0, ymax=30, minor y tick num = 5, area style,]
    \addplot+[ybar interval,mark=no] plot coordinates { (0.13, 15) (0.191, 17) (0.252, 26) (0.313, 3) 
    (0.374, 3) (0.435, 3) (0.496, 5) (0.56, 0)};

Which produced this picture:

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The problem is that the numbers that appear under the x-axis have nothing to do with the numbers I want to plot. I think the bars are in place, it's just that the numbers that show up are 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, etc. but my plot starts at 0.13 and has increments of 0.061 . I would like those values to appear (i.e. 0.13, 0.191, 0.252, and so on) instead.
I have tried defining xmin and xmax values and definig the xbar interval, but nothing seems to work. I would really appreciate any help.

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To achieve what you want you just need to add xtick=data to the axis options. To show more than two decimal places you need in addition to adapt the x tick label style. For details please have a look at the comments in the code.

% used PGFPlots v1.17
        % show ticks at the data points
        % ---------------------------------------------------------------------
        % (adapt the tick label style to see all three decimal digits)
        x tick label style={
            /pgf/number format/.cd,
        % ---------------------------------------------------------------------
        minor y tick num = 5,
        area style,
        \addplot+[ybar interval]  coordinates {
            (0.13,15) (0.191,17) (0.252,26) (0.313,3)
            (0.374,3) (0.435,3)  (0.496,5)  (0.56,0)

image showing the result of above code

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