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## Bar charts with two Y-axis

Hello everybody,

I am trying to make a bar chart with two Y-axis. This post

helped me to make a secondary axis, however now the struggle is to make bars for both the sets of values. Hope someone know how to do this, as this is tricky in Exel too.

Thanks!

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## Re: Bar charts with two Y-axis

I managed to make two bars, however now the challenge is to put them next to each other, and not at exactly the same place. I can only find where to change the width of the bars..

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## Re: Bar charts with two Y-axis

There might be a better, simpler way to do this, but this worked with Big Class.jmp:

After putting age on X, height on left Y and weight on right Y axis,

I created two transform columns h = age - 0.2 and w = a + 0.2 and dragged them down to the X axis.

Under the Variables section of the control panel, I unchecked w on the top Bar section and h on the bottom Bar section "Bar (right)".

I set the Bar Style for both to Bullet.

This is the result:

Two Y Axes, Offset Bars

If you don't like the look of the X axis title, you can click on it and change it back to "age".

In case you want to try to automate it, here's the JSL:

``````Graph Builder(
Size( 550, 682 ),
Variables(
X(
Transform Column(
"w",
Format( "Fixed Dec", 5, 0 ),
Formula( :age + 0.2 )
)
),
X(
Transform Column(
"h",
Format( "Fixed Dec", 5, 0 ),
Formula( :age + (-0.2) )
),
Position( 1 )
),
X( :age, Position( 1 ) ),
Y( :height, Combine( "Parallel Independent" ) ),
Y(
:weight,
Position( 1 ),
Combine( "Parallel Independent" ),
Side( "Right" )
)
),
Elements(
Bar( X( 2 ), X( 3 ), Y( 1 ), Legend( 6 ), Bar Style( "Bullet" ) ),
Bar( X( 1 ), X( 3 ), Y( 2 ), Legend( 8 ), Bar Style( "Bullet" ) )
),
SendToReport(
Dispatch( {"Bar"}, "", OutlineBox, {Close( 0 )} ),
Dispatch( {"Bar (right)"}, "", OutlineBox, {Close( 0 )} ),
Dispatch(
{},
"weight",
ScaleBox,
{Min( -0.38265306122449 ), Max( 150 ), Inc( 25 ), Minor Ticks( 0 )}
)
)
)``````

Here it is on JMP Public.

It's not interactive because of:

``Combine( "Parallel Independent" )``

If I take those lines out, it still works and it's interactive on JMP Public, but the bars are thicker and overlap.

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