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Colored 3-d bar plots

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As I mention quite frequently, the best way to become Pick of the Week is to write code that solves a problem that I am having or a problem I think many other people are having. That is how I found bar4viaColor. The customer I was working with wanted to show some Z data that varied as a function of X and Y.

Normally, this would be a MESH or SURF plot.

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However, the twist was they did not want to interpolate between the known data points. This would point to BAR3.

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The final complication was that the height of the bar should dictate the color of the bar. This is possible, but not easy with BAR3. I just knew someone would have written the code to do this and posted it to MATLAB Central. I was right: bar4viaColor.

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