plots lines for each of the datai, with the i^(th) curve being the accumulation of values in data1 through datai.


plots datai with features defined by the symbolic wrapper w.

Details and Options

  • The datai have the following forms and interpretations:
  • {y1,y2,}heights {y1,y2,} with automatic x values
    {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},}values {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},}
    <|"k1"y1,"k2"y2,|>values {y1,y2,}
    <|x1y1,x2y2,|>key-value pairs {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},}
    {y1"lbl1",y2"lbl2",}, {y1,y2,}{"lbl1","lbl2",}values {y1,y2,} with labels {lbl1,lbl2,}
    SparseArrayvalues as a normal array
    TimeSeries, EventSeriestime-value pairs
    WeightedDataunweighted values
  • Data values xi and yi can be given in the following forms:
  • xia real-valued number
    Quantity[xi,unit]a quantity with a unit
    Around[xi,ei]value xi with uncertainty ei
    Interval[{xmin,xmax}]values between xmin and xmax
  • If necessary, the data will be sorted according to the xi.
  • The positive part of each datai is plotted on the positive axis and the negative part on the negative axis.
  • Negative values of yi stack in the opposite direction from positive values.
  • Values xi and yi that are not of the preceding form are taken to be missing and are not shown. Missing data is taken to be zero for accumulation purposes.
  • The following wrappers w can be used for the datai:
  • Annotation[datai,label]provide an annotation for the data
    Button[datai,action]define an action to execute when the data is clicked
    Callout[datai,label]label the data with a callout
    Callout[datai,label,pos]place the callout at relative position pos
    EventHandler[datai,events]define a general event handler for the data
    Hyperlink[datai,uri]make the data a hyperlink
    Labeled[datai,label]label the data
    Labeled[datai,label,pos]place the label at relative position pos
    Legended[datai,label]identify the data in a legend
    PopupWindow[datai,cont]attach a popup window to the data
    StatusArea[datai,label]display in the status area on mouseover
    Style[datai,styles]show the data using the specified styles
    Tooltip[datai,label]attach a tooltip to the curve
  • Wrappers w can be applied at multiple levels:
  • {,w[yi],}wrap the value yi in data
    {,w[{xi,yi}],}wrap the point {xi,yi}
    w[datai]wrap the data
    w[{data1,}]wrap a collection of datai
    w1[w2[]]use nested wrappers
  • Callout, Labeled and Placed can use the following positions pos:
  • Automaticautomatically placed labels
    Above, Below, Before, Afterpositions around the curve
    xnear the curve at a position x
    Scaled[s]scaled position s along the curve
    {s,Above},{s,Below},relative position at position s along the curve
    {pos,epos}epos in label placed at relative position pos of the curve
  • StackedListPlot has the same options as Graphics, with the following additions and changes:
  • AspectRatio1/GoldenRatioratio of height to width
    AxesTruewhether to draw axes
    ClippingStyle Nonewhat to draw when lines are clipped
    ColorFunctionAutomatichow to determine the coloring of lines
    ColorFunctionScalingTruewhether to scale arguments to ColorFunction
    DataRange Automaticthe range of x values to assume for data
    Filling Automaticfilling under each line
    FillingStyle Automaticstyle to use for filling
    InterpolationOrder Nonethe polynomial degree of curves used in joining data points
    IntervalMarkers Automatichow to render uncertainty
    IntervalMarkersStyle Automaticstyle for uncertainty elements
    LabelingFunction Automatichow to label points
    LabelingSize Automaticmaximum size of callouts and labels
    MaxPlotPoints Infinitythe maximum number of points to include
    Mesh Nonehow many mesh points to draw on each line
    MeshFunctions {#1&}how to determine the placement of mesh points
    MeshShading Nonehow to shade regions between mesh points
    MeshStyle Automaticthe style for mesh points
    MethodAutomaticmethods to use
    PerformanceGoal$PerformanceGoalaspects of performance to try to optimize
    PlotLabel Noneoverall label for the plot
    PlotLabels Nonelabels for data
    PlotLayout "Stacked"how to position data
    PlotLegends Nonelegends for data
    PlotMarkers Nonemarkers to use to indicate each point
    PlotRange Automaticrange of values to include
    PlotRangeClippingTruewhether to clip at the plot range
    PlotStyle Automaticgraphics directives to determine the style of each line
    PlotTheme $PlotThemeoverall theme for the plot
    ScalingFunctions Nonehow to scale individual coordinates
    TargetUnits Automaticunits to display in the plot
  • DataRange determines how values {y1,,yn} are interpreted into {{x1,y1},,{xn,yn}}. Possible settings include:
  • Automatic,Alluniform from 1 to n
    {xmin,xmax}uniform from xmin to xmax
  • In general, a list of pairs {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},} is interpreted as a list of points, but the setting DataRangeAll forces it to be interpreted as multiple data sources {{y11,y12},{y21,y23},}.
  • LabelingFunction->f specifies that each point should have a label given by f[value,index,lbls], where value is the value associated with the point, index is its position in the data, and lbls is the list of relevant labels.
  • The following settings for PlotLayout can be used to display multiple sets of data:
  • "Stacked"accumulate the data per axis
    "Percentile"accumulate and normalize the data per axis
  • Typical settings for PlotLegends include:
  • Noneno legend
    Automaticautomatically determine legend
    {lbl1,lbl2,}use lbl1, lbl2, as legend labels
    Placed[lspec,]specify placement for legend
  • ScalingFunctions->"scale" scales the coordinate; ScalingFunctions{"scalex","scaley"} scales both the and coordinates.


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Basic Examples  (4)

Plot a stacked list of values:

Plot a stacked list of , pairs:

Identify the data with callouts:

Plot values including units:

Scope  (26)

General Data  (5)

Lines are constructed taking into account points in all datasets:

Missing values are taken to be zero:

Negative points are stacked in the opposite direction:

Change the layout to show data as percentiles:

Use ScalingFunctions to scale the axes:

Special Data  (5)

Use Quantity to include units with the data:

Specify strings to use as labels:

Specify a location for labels:

Plot TimeSeries directly:

Plot data with uncertainty:

Use intervals:

Data Wrappers  (3)

Use wrappers on data sources or collections of data sources:

Use the value of each point as a tooltip:

Use a specific tooltip for the curve:

Use PopupWindow to provide additional drilldown information:

Button can be used to trigger any action:

Labeling and Legending  (7)

Label data sources with Labeled:

Specify the labels with PlotLabels:

Label data automatically with Callout:

Include legends for each curve:

Specify the maximum size of labels:

Use the full label:

For dense sets of points, some labels may be turned into tooltips by default:

Increasing the size of the plot will show more labels:

Use Legended to provide a legend for a specific dataset:

Use Placed to change the legend location:

Use association keys as labels:

Presentation  (6)

Multiple curves are automatically colored to be distinct:

Provide explicit styling to different curves:

Use a theme with simple ticks in a bold color scheme:

Add labels to the plot:

Add tooltips to the data:

Fill between specific curves:

Create an overlay mesh:

Style the curve segments between mesh points:

Options  (54)

ClippingStyle  (1)

Omit clipped regions of the plot:

Show the clipped regions like the rest of the curve:

Show clipped regions with red lines:

Show clipped regions as red at the bottom and thick at the top:

Show clipped regions as red and thick:

DataRange  (4)

Lists of height values are displayed against the number of elements:

Rescale to the sampling space:

Each dataset is scaled to the same domain:

Pairs are interpreted as , coordinates:

Specifying DataRange in this case has no effect, since values are part of the data:

Force interpretation as multiple datasets:

Filling  (3)

Use symbolic or explicit values:

Fills that overlap by default combine using opacity:

Fill between the first curve and the axis:

Fill between two lines:

Fill between curves 1 and 2 with a specific style:

Fill between curves 1 and with light orange:

FillingStyle  (2)

Use different fill colors:

Fill with opacity 0.5 orange:

Fill with red below the axis and with blue above:

Use a variable filling style obtained from ColorFunction:

InterpolationOrder  (1)

Points are normally joined with straight lines:

Use quadratic spline interpolation to fit the data:

Use flat regions with steps at each data point:

IntervalMarkers  (3)

By default, uncertainties are capped:

Use bars to denote uncertainties without caps:

Use bands to represent uncertainties:

IntervalMarkersStyle  (2)

Uncertainties automatically inherit the plot style:

Specify the style for uncertainties:

LabelingFunction  (1)

By default, points are automatically labeled with strings:

Use LabelingFunction->None to suppress the labels:

Put the labels above the points:

Use callouts to label the points:

Label the points with their values:

Label the points with their indices:

LabelingSize  (4)

Textual labels are shown at their actual sizes:

Image labels are automatically resized:

Specify a maximum size for textual labels:

Specify a maximum size for image labels:

Show image labels at their natural sizes:

MaxPlotPoints  (1)

All points are included by default:

Uniformly spaced data is downsampled:

Mesh  (1)

The initial and final sampling meshes are typically the same:

Interpolated data may introduce points:

Use 20 mesh levels evenly spaced in the direction:

Use an explicit list of values for the mesh in the direction:

Specify style and mesh levels in the direction:

MeshFunctions  (1)

Use a mesh evenly spaced in the and directions:

Show 5 mesh levels in the direction (red) and 10 in the direction (blue):

MeshShading  (1)

Alternate red and blue segments of equal width in the direction:

Use None to remove segments:

MeshShading can be used with PlotStyle:

MeshShading has higher priority than PlotStyle for styling the curve:

Use PlotStyle for some segments by setting MeshShading to Automatic:

MeshShading can be used with ColorFunction:

MeshStyle  (1)

Color the mesh the same color as the plot:

Use a red mesh in the direction:

Use a red mesh in the direction and a blue mesh in the direction:

Use big red mesh points in the direction:

PlotLabel  (1)

Add an overall label to the plot:

PlotLabels  (5)

Specify text to label sets of points:

Place the labels above the points:

Use callouts to identify the datasets:

Label curves with the keys from an association:

Use None to not label a data source:

PlotLayout  (1)

PlotLegends  (1)

Generate a legend using labels:

Generate a legend using placeholders:

Legends use the same styles as the plot:

Use Placed to specify legend placement:

Place the legend inside the plot:

Use LineLegend to change the legend appearance:

PlotMarkers  (8)

ListLinePlot normally uses distinct colors to distinguish different sets of data:

Automatically use colors and shapes to distinguish sets of data:

Use shapes only:

Change the size of the default plot markers:

Use arbitrary text for plot markers:

Use explicit graphics for plot markers:

Use the same symbol for all the sets of data:

Explicitly use a symbol and size:

PlotRange  (1)

PlotRange shows all data by default:

Calculate automatic range:

PlotStyle  (4)

Use different style directives:

By default, different styles are chosen for multiple curves:

Explicitly specify the style for different curves:

PlotStyle can be combined with ColorFunction:

PlotStyle can be combined with MeshShading:

MeshStyle by default uses the same style as PlotStyle:

PlotTheme  (3)

Use a theme with simple styling and plot markers in a bright color scheme:

Change the color scheme:

Use a theme with minimal styling:

ScalingFunctions  (3)

By default, plots have linear scales in each direction:

Use a log scale in the direction:

Use a linear scale in the direction that shows smaller numbers at the top:

Use a reciprocal scale in the direction:

Use different scales in the and directions:

Reverse the axis without changing the axis:

Use a scale defined by a function and its inverse:

Positions in Ticks and GridLines are automatically scaled:

PlotRange and AxesOrigin are automatically scaled:

TargetUnits  (1)

Automatically detect units:

Specify alternate units:

Applications  (3)

Apple revenues by product:

Apple unit sales by product:

Percentage of world GDP share by region over time:

Percentage of world GDP share by country over time:

Wolfram Research (2017), StackedListPlot, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2021).


Wolfram Research (2017), StackedListPlot, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2021).


Wolfram Language. 2017. "StackedListPlot." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2021.


Wolfram Language. (2017). StackedListPlot. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2022_stackedlistplot, author="Wolfram Research", title="{StackedListPlot}", year="2021", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 29-May-2023 ]}


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