3.5.1 Style keyword
Graphics styles are ordinarily read from files, which you load by
means of the style= keyword to the window command. The Yorick
distribution comes with several style files:
The `work.gs' file is the default style and my own preference.
Many people prefer the `boxed.gs' style, which looks more like
other graphics packages (baaa baaa). The `vg.gs' file stands for
"viewgraph graphics style", which I recommend as the starting point
for high quality graphics. There is a `vgbox.gs' style as well.
The `axes.gs' style has coordinate axes with ticks running through
the middle of the viewport, similar to the style of many elementary math
textbooks. The `nobox.gs' style has no tick marks, labels, or
other distractions; use it for drawing geometrical figures or imitating
photographs. The `work2.gs' and `boxed2.gs' styles are
variants which allow you to put a second set of tick marks and labels on
the right hand side of the plot, independent of the ones on the left
side. (This is a little cumbersome in Yorick, but if you really need
it, that's how you're supposed get it.) Finally, `l_nobox.gs' is a
variant of the nobox style in landscape orientation; all the other
styles give portrait orientation.
switches to the nobox style. This clears the current display list;
the new style will take effect with your next plot. If you have
several different windows, they may have different styles; each window
has its own style, just as it has its own display list.
The style files are in the Y_SITE+"gist" directory; the file
`work.gs' in that directory contains enough comments for you to see
how to write your own variants of the distribution style files. You can
put variants into either that public directory, or into a private
directory called `~/Gist', or in Yorick's current working directory
to enable the style= keyword to find them.