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Creating Horizontal Stacked Bar Charts#

Shows how to create a simple stacked horizontal bar chart.


This is part of the Charts with Widgets Gallery example.

The stacked bar chart shows the data in sets as bars that are stacked on top of each other. The stacking is done per category. Creating a stacked horizontal bar chart is just like creating a regular bar chart , except that for a stacked horizontal bar chart, we use the QHorizontalStackedBarSeries api instead of QBarSeries .


The bar sets are used in same way in all bar charts. To illustrate the difference between various barcharts, we use the same data in all examples. The data that barchart visualizes, is defined by the QBarSet instances. Here we create the sets and append data to them. The data is appended here with the << operator. Alternatively, the append method could also be used.

set0 = QBarSet("Jane")
set1 = QBarSet("John")
set2 = QBarSet("Axel")
set3 = QBarSet("Mary")
set4 = QBarSet("Samantha")
set0 << 1 << 2 << 3 << 4 << 5 << 6
set1 << 5 << 0 << 0 << 4 << 0 << 7
set2 << 3 << 5 << 8 << 13 << 8 << 5
set3 << 5 << 6 << 7 << 3 << 4 << 5
set4 << 9 << 7 << 5 << 3 << 1 << 2

We create the series and append the bar sets to it. The series takes ownership of the bar sets. The series groups the data from sets to categories. The first values of each set are grouped together in the first category, the second values in the second category and so on.

series = QHorizontalStackedBarSeries()

Here we create the chart object and add the series to it. We set the title for the chart with setTitle, and then turn on the animations of the series by calling setAnimationOptions( SeriesAnimations ).

chart = QChart()
chart.setTitle("Simple Horizontal Stacked Bar Chart")

To have the categories displayed on an axis, we need to create a QBarCategoryAxis first. Here we create a category axis with a list of categories and add it to the chart on the left-hand side, acting as the y-axis. The chart takes ownership of the axis. For x-axis we use a value axis, aligned to the bottom.

categories = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun"}
axisY = QBarCategoryAxis()
chart.addAxis(axisY, Qt.AlignLeft)
axisX = QValueAxis()
chart.addAxis(axisX, Qt.AlignBottom)

We also want to show the legend. To do that, we get the legend pointer from the chart and set it to visible. We also place the legend to the bottom of the chart by setting its alignment to Qt::AlignBottom.


Finally we add the chart onto a view.