These pages outline the chart configuration options, and the methods and properties of Highcharts objects.
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In a column chart, when pointPlacement is
"on", the point will
not create any padding of the X axis. In a polar column chart this
means that the first column points directly north. If the pointPlacement
"between", the columns will be laid out between ticks. This
is useful for example for visualising an amount between two points
in time or in a certain sector of a polar chart.
Since Highcharts 3.0.2, the point placement can also be numeric, where 0 is on the axis value, -0.5 is between this value and the previous, and 0.5 is between this value and the next. Unlike the textual options, numeric point placement options won't affect axis padding.
Note that pointPlacement needs a pointRange to work. For column series this is computed, but for line-type series it needs to be set.
xrange series type and gantt charts, if the Y axis is a
category axis, the
pointPlacement applies to the Y axis rather than
the (typically datetime) X axis.
undefined in cartesian charts,
"between" in polar charts.