Use the latest version of Circos and read Circos best practices—these list recent important changes and identify sources of common problems.
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<<include etc/colors_fonts_patterns.conf>> <<include ideogram.conf>> <<include ticks.conf>> <image> <<include etc/image.conf>> </image> karyotype = data/karyotype/karyotype.human.txt chromosomes_units = 1000000 chromosomes_display_default = no # to explicitly define what is drawn chromosomes = hs1;hs2;hs3;hs4;hs5;hs6;hs7;hs8 # absolute order - specify the order for all ideograms chromosomes_order = hs2,hs3,hs1,hs5,hs4,hs8,hs7,hs6 # relative order - 1 2 3 6 5 4 7 8 # why does hs6 appear before hs5? The order requires that hs4 # come after hs5. In turn, the position of hs5 is its original position # (i.e. 5th ideogram). Since the position of hs4 has been reserved # to come after hs5, the next unordered ideogram (hs6) is placed before # hs5 to make hs5 the 5th ideogram. #chromosomes_order = hs5,hs4 # relative order - 1 2 3 5 4 6 8 7 #chromosomes_order = hs3,hs5,hs4,hs6,hs8 # relative order 4 2 3 5 6 7 8 1 # chromosomes_order = ^,hs4,|,hs1,$ # relative order 4 2 6 7 5 3 8 1 #chromosomes_order = ^,hs4,|,hs5,hs3,|,hs1,$ # line below will give an error because there are more entries (9) # in this ordered list than ideograms (8) # chromosomes_order = ^,-,hs5,hs2,|,hs4,-,-,-,hs3,|,hs7,$ <<include etc/housekeeping.conf>>
show_bands = yes fill_bands = yes band_stroke_thickness = 2 band_stroke_color = white band_transparency = 4
<ideogram> <spacing> default = 0.0025r break = 0.5r </spacing> <<include ideogram.position.conf>> <<include ideogram.label.conf>> <<include bands.conf>> </ideogram>
show_label = yes label_font = bold # labels outside circle #label_radius = dims(ideogram,radius) + 0.05r #labels inside circle label_radius = dims(ideogram,radius) - 0.15r label_with_tag = yes label_size = 48 label_parallel = yes label_case = upper
radius = 0.90r thickness = 100p fill = yes fill_color = black stroke_thickness = 2 stroke_color = black
show_ticks = yes show_tick_labels = yes <ticks> skip_first_label = no skip_last_label = no radius = dims(ideogram,radius_outer) tick_separation = 3p label_separation = 1p multiplier = 1e-6 color = black thickness = 4p size = 20p <tick> spacing = 1u show_label = no thickness = 2p color = dgrey </tick> <tick> spacing = 5u show_label = no thickness = 3p color = vdgrey </tick> <tick> spacing = 10u show_label = yes label_size = 20p label_offset = 10p format = %d grid = yes grid_color = dgrey grid_thickness = 1p grid_start = 0.5r grid_end = 0.999r </tick> </ticks>