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4 — Tick Marks, Grids and Labels

6. Label Formats

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_display_default = no
chromosomes                 = hs1:0-100

<<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>>
show_label* = no
<<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

<ticks>

radius       = dims(ideogram,radius_outer)
multiplier   = 1/1u
label_offset = 0.4r
thickness    = 4p
size         = 20p
show_label   = yes

<tick>
spacing        = 0.25u
color          = red
label_size     = 16p
label_color    = red
format         = %df
mod            = 1u
suffix         = kb
multiplier     = 1000/1u
prefix         = +
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 1u
color          = green
label_color    = green
label_size     = 18p
label_offset   = 30p
format         = %.1f
mod            = 5u
suffix         = " Mb"
prefix         = +
</tick>

<tick>
spacing       = 5u
color         = blue
label_color   = blue
label_size    = 20p
label_offset  = 30p
format        = %d
mod           = 100u
suffix        = Mb
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 20u
label_size     = 24p
format         = %d
suffix         = " Mb"
label_offset   = 30p
</tick>

</ticks>