3.5 Graphics style
Yorick formats each page of graphics output according to a model
regulated by several dozen numeric parameters. Most of these change
seldom -- you tend to find a graphics style that suits you, then stick
with it for many plots. Yorick demotes the stylistic parameters to a
lower rank; they are intentionally harder to access and change than
more urgent items like plot limits or log scaling. (The gridxy
function is an exception -- it changes the stylistic parameters that
determine how Yorick draws ticks, but has a relatively simple
Designing a new graphics style requires patience, hard work, and
multiple iterations. Use the `*.gs' files which come with the
Yorick distribution (installed in Y_SITE+"gist") as examples and
starting points for your own designs. The following sections should
help you to understand the meaning of the various style parameters, but
I am not going to attempt to lead you through an actual design.
Yorick's predefined graphics styles usually suffice.