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4 — Tick Marks, Grids and Labels

5. Grids

circos.conf


<<include 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 = hs1;hs2;hs3
chromosomes_display_default = no

<<include etc/housekeeping.conf>>


bands.conf

show_bands            = no
fill_bands            = yes
band_stroke_thickness = 2
band_stroke_color     = white
band_transparency     = 0


ideogram.conf


<ideogram>

<spacing>
default = 0.01r
break   = 2u
</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(ideogram,radius_inner) + dims(ideogram,radius_outer))/2
label_center   = yes
label_size     = 72
label_with_tag = yes
label_parallel = yes
label_case     = upper


ideogram.position.conf

radius           = 0.90r
thickness        = 100p
fill             = no
fill_color       = black
stroke_thickness = 2
stroke_color     = black


ticks.conf


show_ticks       = yes
show_tick_labels = yes
show_grid        = yes

<ticks>

radius               = dims(ideogram,radius_outer)
multiplier           = 1e-6

thickness      = 4p
size           = 20p

grid_start     = 0.5r
grid_end       = 0.975r
grid_color     = black
grid_thickness = 2p

<tick>
spacing        = 0.5u
thickness      = 2p
color          = red
grid           = yes
grid_color     = red
grid_thickness = 1p
grid_start     = 0.90r
grid_end       = 0.999r
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 1u
color          = blue
grid           = yes
grid_color     = blue
grid_thickness = 1p
grid_start     = 0.55r
grid_end       = 0.95r
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 5u
color          = green
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 20p
label_offset   = 5p
format         = %d
grid           = yes
grid_color     = green
grid_start     = 0.5r
grid_end       = 0.925r
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 10u
color          = black
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 24p
label_offset   = 5p
format         = %d
grid           = yes
</tick>

</ticks>