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7 — Axis Scaling

2. Global Relative Scale Adjustment

circos.conf


<<include etc/colors_fonts_patterns.conf>>

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

karyotype = data/karyotype/karyotype.human.txt,data/karyotype/karyotype.mouse.txt,data/karyotype/karyotype.rat.txt

<image>
<<include etc/image.conf>>
</image>

chromosomes_units           = 1000000

chromosomes_display_default = no
chromosomes                 = hs1;hs2;hs3;/mm1[4-9]/
#chromosomes_scale          = /hs/:0.25r
#chromosomes_scale          = /mm/:0.0833r # if 6 mouse ideograms are drawn, these two
chromosomes_scale           = /mm/:0.5rn   # are equivalent

#chromosomes_display_default = yes
#chromosomes_scale           = /hs/:0.25r
#chromosomes_scale           = /mm/:0.0833r # if 6 mouse ideograms are drawn, these two
#chromosomes_scale           = /mm/:0.5rn   # are equivalent
#chromosomes_color           = /hs/:green;/mm/:red;/rn/:blue
#chromosomes_scale           = /mm/:0.175rn;/rn/:0.2rn

<<include etc/housekeeping.conf>>


bands.conf

show_bands            = no
fill_bands            = yes
band_stroke_thickness = 2
band_stroke_color     = white
band_transparency     = 3


breaks.conf

axis_break_at_edge = yes
axis_break         = yes
axis_break_style   = 2

<break_style 1>
stroke_color     = black
fill_color       = blue
thickness        = 0.25r
stroke_thickness = 2
</break_style>

<break_style 2>
stroke_color     = black
stroke_thickness = 2
thickness        = 2r
</break_style>



ideogram.conf


<ideogram>

<spacing>
default = 0.0025r
</spacing>

<<include ideogram.position.conf>>
<<include ideogram.label.conf>>
<<include bands.conf>>

</ideogram>



ideogram.label.conf

show_label       = yes
label_font       = default
label_radius     = dims(image,radius) - 50p
label_size       = 18
label_parallel   = yes
label_case       = lower
label_format     = eval(var(chr))



ideogram.position.conf

radius           = 0.90r
thickness        = 50p
fill             = yes
fill_color       = black
stroke_thickness = 2
stroke_color     = black


ticks.conf


show_ticks          = yes
show_tick_labels    = yes

<ticks>
tick_separation  = 3p
label_separation = 5p
radius           = dims(ideogram,radius_outer)
multiplier       = 1e-6
color            = black
thickness        = 2p
label_offset     = 5p
format           = %d

<tick>
spacing        = 0.5u
show_label     = no
size           = 6p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 1u
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 16p
size           = 10p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 5u
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 18p
size           = 14p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 10u
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 20p
size           = 18p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 20u
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 24p
size           = 22p
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 50u
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 24p
size           = 22p
</tick>

</ticks>