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Scheme description: rbn1mono, rbn2mono, rbn3mono and rbn4monoThe

rbn1monoschemes are

schemenameforeground background description ----------------------------------------------------------------------rbn1monomonochrome white black on white with thick linesrbn2monomonochrome white black on white with thick lines, without scaling for by graphs, graph combine and graph matrixrbn3monomonochrome white black on white with thin linesrbn4monomonochrome white black on white with thin lines, without scaling for by graphs, graph combine and graph matrix ----------------------------------------------------------------------For instance, you might type

. graph...,...scheme(rbn1mono)

. setschemerbn2mono[,permanently]See help scheme_option and help set_scheme.

DescriptionSchemes determine the overall look of a graph; see help for schemes.

rbn1monois Roger Newson's original personal default scheme. It specifies a minimal and photocopier-friendly black-and-white look, with gray background lines and minimal gray shading. It is slightly more minimal and photocopier-friendly than s1mono (which is its mother scheme), and slightly less minimal and photocopier-friendly than Svend Juul's lean schemes (which can be downloaded in their latest form using the findit command). The plot area is framed as in the schemes s1color and s1mono. The axis labels use value labels if these exist, and are perpendicular to the corresponding axis, so that they occupy a smaller and more predictable amount of axis space, instead of a larger and less predictable amount of axis space. The default by-graph style iscompact, to avoid wasting space. The default number of columns in a legend is 1, to enable long and explicit labels. The default spanning of titles is the whole graph region, not just the plot region. Labels are right-justified. The default size of most text, including titles, subtitles, notes and labels, is 3 percent of the minor axis dimension. The default width of most lines, including plot lines, grid lines and addedX-axis andY-axis lines, is 0.375 percent of the minor axis dimension. The default clock position of marker labels is 3. Any of these defaults can be overridden by the user.

rbn2monois Roger Newson's second personal default scheme. It is an alternative version ofrbn1mono, without the default scaling of text sizes, marker sizes and line widths used for by graphs, graph combine and graph matrix. If the schemerbn2monois used, then these text sizes, marker sizes and line widths are the same, whether or not the user uses by graphs, graph combine and graph matrix. The schemerbn1monoinherits the scaling regime of s1mono when by graphs, graph combine and/or graph matrix are used. This policy involves some complicated formulas, which may make it less easy for the user to estimate the correct relative size suboptions to specify. For technical details of these formulas, see help for scaling for by graphs, graph combine, and graph matrix.

rbn3monois Roger Newson's third personal default scheme. It is likerbn1mono, except that the default width of most lines, including plot lines, grid lines and addedX-axis andY-axis lines, is 0.25 percent of the minor axis dimension.

rbn4monois Roger Newson's fourth personal default scheme. It is likerbn2mono, except that the default width of most lines, including plot lines, grid lines and addedX-axis andY-axis lines, is 0.25 percent of the minor axis dimension.The default line width of 0.375 percent of the minor dimension, used by

rbn1monoandrbn2mono, was chosen to produce graphics for photocopying, and also for overhead projections, which should be visible to members of the audience with poor eyesight at the back of the hall. The default line width of 0.25 percent of the minor dimension, used byrbn3monoandrbn4mono, is aimed to produce Figures for submission to medical periodicals, whose instructions to authors typically specify a preference for finer lines. This is probably because most readers nowadays view them online, and can choose their own magnification.

AuthorRoger Newson, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK. Email: r.newson@imperial.ac.uk

Also seeManual:

[G] schemes,[G]scheme_option,[G] set schemeOnline: help for schemes,

scheme_option, set_scheme, scheme_s1mono, scheme_entries help for scheme_lean if installed