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6 — 2D Data Tracks

9. Glyphs

circos.alternate.01.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram.conf>>
<<include ticks.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial-2.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units = 1000000
chromosomes_display_default = yes
#chromosomes = hs1:0-20

<plots>

label_font    = glyph
label_snuggle = no
label_rotate  = yes

show_links    = no

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/genes.glyph.txt
color = red
r0    = 1r+10p
r1    = 1r+250p
label_size = 16p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /cancer/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/genes.glyph.txt
color = orange
r0    = 0.75r
r1    = 0.995r
label_size = 8p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /omim/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/genes.glyph.txt
color = green
r0    = 0.4r
r1    = 0.75r-10p
label_size = 6p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /other/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>
</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.alternate.02.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram.conf>>
<<include ticks.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial-6-9s.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units = 1000000
chromosomes_display_default = no
chromosomes = hs1;hs2;hs3

<plots>

label_font    = glyph
label_snuggle = yes
label_rotate  = yes

show_links    = no

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/gene.density.txt
color = red
r0    = 1r+10p
r1    = 1r+250p
label_size = 16p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

max_snuggle_distance = 1r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /cancer/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/gene.density.txt
color = orange
r0    = 0.75r
r1    = 0.995r
label_size = 8p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

max_snuggle_distance = 1r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /omim/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/gene.density.txt
color = green
r0    = 0.4r
r1    = 0.75r-10p
label_size = 6p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

max_snuggle_distance = 1r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /other/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>
</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram-01.conf>>
<<include ticks-01.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000
chromosomes                 = hs1:0-20
chromosomes_display_default = no

<plots>

show = yes

label_font            = glyph

label_snuggle         = no
max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/sequence.long.txt
padding    = -0.4r
rpadding   = -0.4r
r0         = 0.5r
r1         = 0.975r
color      = black
label_size = 10p

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "A"
color       = red
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 85
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "C"
color       = white
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 80
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "T"
color       = white
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 70
condition   = 1
value       = eval("\x6c")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-01.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram-01.conf>>
<<include ticks-01.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000
chromosomes                 = hs1:0-20
chromosomes_display_default = no

<plots>

label_font            = condensed

label_snuggle         = no
max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/sequence.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = 0p
r0         = 1r+70p
r1         = 1r+200p
color      = black
label_size = 12p

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "A"
color       = red
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 85
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "C"
color       = green
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 80
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "T"
color       = blue
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 70
condition   = 1
value       = X
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-02.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram-01.conf>>
<<include ticks-01.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000
chromosomes                 = hs1:0-20
chromosomes_display_default = no

<plots>

label_font            = glyph

label_snuggle         = no
max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/sequence.txt
padding    = -0.4r
rpadding   = -0.4r
r0         = 1r+70p
r1         = 1r+200p
color      = black
label_size = 12p

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "A"
color       = red
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 85
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "C"
color       = green
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 80
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "T"
color       = blue
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 70
condition   = 1
value       = eval("\x6E")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-03.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram-01.conf>>
<<include ticks-01.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000
chromosomes                 = hs1:0-20
chromosomes_display_default = no

<plots>

label_font            = glyph

label_snuggle         = no
max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/sequence.txt
padding    = -0.4r
rpadding   = -0.4r
r0         = 1r+70p
r1         = 1r+200p
color      = black
label_size = 12p

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "A"
color       = red
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 85
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "C"
color       = white
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 80
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "T"
color       = white
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 70
condition   = 1
value       = eval("\x6c")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-04.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram-01.conf>>
<<include ticks-01.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000
chromosomes                 = hs1:0-20
chromosomes_display_default = no

<plots>

label_font            = glyph

label_snuggle         = no
max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/sequence.long.txt
padding    = -0.4r
rpadding   = -0.4r
r0         = 0.5r
r1         = 0.975r
color      = black
label_size = 10p

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "A"
color       = red
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 85
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "C"
color       = white
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 80
condition   = _LABEL_ eq "T"
color       = white
flow        = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 70
condition   = 1
value       = eval("\x6c")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-06.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram.conf>>
<<include ticks.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000000
chromosomes_display_default = yes

<plots>

label_font    = glyph
label_snuggle = no
label_rotate  = yes

show_links    = no

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/genes.glyph.txt
color = red
r0    = 1r+10p
r1    = 1r+250p
label_size = 16p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /cancer/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/genes.glyph.txt
color = orange
r0    = 0.75r
r1    = 0.995r
label_size = 8p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /omim/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type  = text
file  = data/6/genes.glyph.txt
color = green
r0    = 0.4r
r1    = 0.75r-10p
label_size = 6p
padding    = -0.35r
rpadding   = -0.35r

<rules>

<rule>
importance = 90
condition  = eval( _LABEL_ !~ /other/)
show = no
</rule>
<rule>
importance = 70
condition = 1
# circle
value = eval("\x6C")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>
</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-07.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram.conf>>
<<include ticks.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000000
chromosomes_display_default = yes

<plots>

label_font    = glyph
label_snuggle = yes

max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 1r+10p
r1         = 1r+250p
color      = red

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /cancer/)
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 4+50*sqrt(_LABEL_SIZE_/42) . "p")
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
show = no
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 0.75r
r1         = 0.995r
color      = orange

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /omim/)
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 4+50*(_LABEL_SIZE_/42)**2 . "p")
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
show = no
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 0.4r
r1         = 0.75r-10p
color      = green

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /other/)
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 4+50*sqrt(_LABEL_SIZE_/42) . "p")
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
show       = no
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



circos.image-08.conf


<colors>
<<include etc/colors.conf>>
</colors>

<fonts>
<<include etc/fonts.conf>>
</fonts>

<<include ideogram.conf>>
<<include ticks.conf>>

# single chromosome karyotype
karyotype = data/karyotype.human.txt

<image>
dir = /tmp
file  = circos-tutorial.png
# radius of inscribed circle in image
radius         = 1500p
background     = white
# by default angle=0 is at 3 o'clock position
angle_offset   = -90
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000000
chromosomes_display_default = yes

<plots>

label_font    = glyph
label_snuggle = yes

max_snuggle_distance  = 1r
snuggle_tolerance     = 0.25r
snuggle_sampling      = 3
label_rotate  = yes
show_links    = no

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 1r+15p
r1         = 1r+200p
color      = green

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /cancer/)
color = red
flow = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance  = 85
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /omim/)
color = orange
flow = continue
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 8+40*(_LABEL_SIZE_/42)**1.5 . "p")
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 0.925r
r1         = 0.99r
color      = red

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /cancer/)
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 6+50*sqrt(_LABEL_SIZE_/42) . "p")
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
show = no
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 0.8r
r1         = 0.925r
color      = orange

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /omim/)
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 8+40*(_LABEL_SIZE_/42)**1.5 . "p")
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
show       = no
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

<plot>

type       = text
file       = data/6/gene.density.txt
padding    = -0.1r
rpadding   = -0.1r
r0         = 0.65r
r1         = 0.8r
color      = green

<rules>

<rule>
importance  = 90
condition   = eval( _LABEL_ =~ /other/)
value       = eval("\x6C")
label_size  = eval( 8+40*(_LABEL_SIZE_/42)**1.5 . "p")
</rule>

<rule>
importance = 85
condition  = 1
show       = no
</rule>

</rules>

</plot>

</plots>

anglestep       = 0.5
minslicestep    = 10
beziersamples   = 40
debug           = no
warnings        = no
imagemap        = no

units_ok = bupr
units_nounit = n



ideogram-01.conf


<ideogram>

<spacing>

default = 0.2u

</spacing>

# thickness (px) of chromosome ideogram
thickness        = 0p
stroke_thickness = 2
# ideogram border color
stroke_color     = black
fill             = yes
# the default chromosome color is set here and any value
# defined in the karyotype file overrides it
fill_color       = black

# fractional radius position of chromosome ideogram within image
radius         = 0.85r
show_label     = no
label_font     = condensedbold
label_radius   = dims(ideogram,radius) + 0.05r
label_size     = 36

# cytogenetic bands
band_stroke_thickness = 2

# show_bands determines whether the outline of cytogenetic bands
# will be seen
show_bands            = no
# in order to fill the bands with the color defined in the karyotype
# file you must set fill_bands
fill_bands            = no

</ideogram>



ideogram.conf


<ideogram>

<spacing>

default = 5u
break   = 5u

</spacing>

# thickness (px) of chromosome ideogram
thickness        = 15p
stroke_thickness = 2
# ideogram border color
stroke_color     = black
fill             = yes
# the default chromosome color is set here and any value
# defined in the karyotype file overrides it
fill_color       = black

# fractional radius position of chromosome ideogram within image
radius         = 0.85r
show_label     = no
label_font     = condensedbold
label_radius   = dims(ideogram,radius) + 0.05r
label_size     = 36

# cytogenetic bands
band_stroke_thickness = 2

# show_bands determines whether the outline of cytogenetic bands
# will be seen
show_bands            = yes
# in order to fill the bands with the color defined in the karyotype
# file you must set fill_bands
fill_bands            = yes

</ideogram>



ticks-01.conf


show_ticks          = yes
show_tick_labels    = yes

show_grid = no
grid_start         = dims(ideogram,radius_inner)-0.5r
grid_end           = dims(ideogram,radius_inner)

<ticks>
skip_first_label     = no
skip_last_label      = no
radius               = dims(ideogram,radius_outer)
tick_separation      = 2p
min_label_distance_to_edge = 0p
label_separation = 5p
label_offset     = 2p
label_size = 8p
multiplier = 1e-3
color = black

<tick>
spacing        = 0.02u
size           = 3p
thickness      = 2p
color          = black
show_label     = no
label_size     = 12p
label_offset   = 0p
format         = %.1f
grid           = yes
grid_color     = lgrey
grid_thickness = 1p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 0.1u
size           = 5p
thickness      = 2p
color          = black
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 12p
label_offset   = 0p
format         = %.1f
grid           = yes
grid_color     = lgrey
grid_thickness = 1p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 1u
size           = 8p
thickness      = 2p
color          = black
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 16p
label_offset   = 0p
format         = %.1f
grid           = yes
grid_color     = grey
grid_thickness = 1p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 5u
size           = 10p
thickness      = 2p
color          = black
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 24p
label_offset   = 0p
format         = %d
grid           = yes
grid_color     = grey
grid_thickness = 1p
</tick>
</ticks>


ticks.conf


show_ticks          = no
show_tick_labels    = no

show_grid = no
grid_start         = dims(ideogram,radius_inner)-0.5r
grid_end           = dims(ideogram,radius_inner)

<ticks>
skip_first_label     = no
skip_last_label      = no
radius               = dims(ideogram,radius_outer)
tick_separation      = 2p
min_label_distance_to_edge = 0p
label_separation = 5p
label_offset     = 2p
label_size = 8p
multiplier = 1e-6
color = black

#<tick>
#hide = yes
#spacing        = 0.01u
#size           = 3p
#thickness      = 2p
#color          = black
#show_label     = no
#label_size     = 12p
#label_offset   = 0p
#format         = %.2f
#grid           = no
#grid_color     = lblue
#grid_thickness = 1p
#</tick>
#<tick>
#spacing        = 0.1u
#size           = 5p
#thickness      = 2p
#color          = black
#show_label     = yes
#label_size     = 12p
#label_offset   = 0p
#format         = %.1f
#grid           = yes
#grid_color     = lgrey
#grid_thickness = 1p
#</tick>
<tick>
spacing        = 1u
size           = 8p
thickness      = 2p
color          = black
show_label     = no
label_size     = 16p
label_offset   = 0p
format         = %.1f
grid           = yes
grid_color     = grey
grid_thickness = 1p
</tick>
<tick>
spacing        = 5u
size           = 10p
thickness      = 2p
color          = black
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 24p
label_offset   = 0p
format         = %d
grid           = yes
grid_color     = grey
grid_thickness = 1p
</tick>
</ticks>