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4 — Tick Marks, Grids and Labels

2. Tick Marks - Margins

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;hs2;hs3:0-100
chromosomes         = hs1
#chromosomes_scale  = hs1:0.5;hs2:1;hs3:6.5

<zooms>
<zoom>
chr   = hs1
start = 100u
end   = 110u
scale = 10
smooth_steps = 10
smooth_distance = 5r
</zoom>
</zooms>

<<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

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

label_offset   = 5p
thickness      = 4p
size           = 20p
# ticks must be separated by 10 pixels in order to be displayed
tick_separation      = 15p

<tick>
spacing        = 0.25u
color          = red
show_label     = no
label_size     = 12p
format         = %.2f
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 0.5u
color          = blue
show_label     = no
label_size     = 12p
format         = %.2f
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 1u
color          = green
show_label     = no
label_size     = 12p
format         = %.2f
</tick>

<tick>
spacing        = 5u
color          = black
show_label     = yes
label_size     = 20p
format         = %d
</tick>

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

</ticks>