[pstricks] bardiag package

Alan Ristow ristow at ece.gatech.edu
Sun Jan 15 19:08:07 CET 2006

McGarry Vince wrote:
> Hi,
> I am getting the following in the console when attempting to load the 
> bardiag package:
> Package pstcol Warning: ************************************
> (pstcol)                The package `pstcol' is obsolet!
> (pstcol)                You should use `pstricks' directly:
> (pstcol)                    \usepackage{pstricks}
> (pstcol)                ************************************.
> ! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package pstricks.

As the warning message says, pstcol is obsolete -- pstricks now uses 
xcolor for color management. Apparently, bardiag explicitly relies upon 
pstcol, which seems to break it with the latest versions of pstricks. As 
far as I can tell, you do indeed have the latest version of bardiag. 
Herbert might have a workaround -- I believe there are some new package 
options to control color management, but I'm not too certain about 
exactly how they work.

All I can suggest is that you try pst-bar -- it isn't perfect, but it 
will let you draw bar charts. I'm going to add some bardiag-like 
features that users have requested as soon as I get that chance, but at 
the moment I don't have the time.


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