# pareto

Pareto chart

## Syntax

## Description

`pareto(`

creates a Pareto chart of
`y`

)`y`

. A Pareto chart is a bar chart with the bars sorted in descending
order, and it includes a line that shows the cumulative distribution. The chart displays the
tallest bars that comprise 95% of the cumulative distribution, up to a maximum of
`10`

bars. If `n`

bars contain exactly 95% of the
distribution, and `n`

is less than `10`

, the chart
displays `n+1`

bars.

The bar labels along the *x*-axis are the indices to the bar values in
the `y`

vector.

`pareto(___,`

specifies a
threshold value between `threshold`

)`0`

and `1`

. The threshold is the
fraction of the cumulative distribution to include in the chart. The chart includes the
tallest bars that comprise that fraction, up to a maximum of `10`

bars. If
`n`

bars contain exactly the specified fraction, and `n`

is less than `10`

, the chart displays `n+1`

bars.

returns the
`charts`

= pareto(___)`Bar`

and `Line`

objects in an array. You can use the
objects to modify aspects of the Pareto chart by setting properties. For a list of
properties, see Bar Properties and Line Properties.

`[charts,ax] = pareto(___)`

returns an array of two
`Axes`

objects in addition to the objects in the
`charts`

array. You can use these objects to modify aspects of the chart
by setting properties. For a list of properties, see Axes Properties, Bar Properties, and Line Properties.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Extended Capabilities

**Introduced before R2006a**