Creating and Applying Graph Palettes

Overview

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Graphs in p:IGI+ allow the use of Colour, Symbol and Size palettes to add further dimensions to the visual inspection and interpretation of the geochemical data presented. 

Version: p:IGI+ 1.7.2 and 1.9.0.6 (Aug 2017, Jan 2018)


Usage:  Graph --> New palette --> New colour palette..., New shape palette... , New size palette...


How to use in practice

Graph Palettes

Palettes, to add a further dimension to the visual inspection and interpretation of the geochemical data presented on a p:IGI+ graph, can be created on the basis of any data property in the project database. Thus in p:IGI+ we can have either:

The respective new palette type creation windows are accessed from Graph --> New Palette --> Respective Palette type... or use the toolbar shortcut icon:

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With all palettes there are 3 sample assignment classes:

  • Assigned - A sample possesses a string/value matching a ‘shown’ assignment palette entry and is allocated the specified colour, symbol or size
  • Unassigned - A sample possesses a string/value matching the palette property but is either ‘hidden’ or not listed as an assignment palette entry list. It is allocated the specified colour, symbol or size or is chosen not to be shown at all.
  • No Data - A sample does not possess a string/value matching any of the assignment palette entries and is allocated the specified colour, symbol or size or is chosen not to be shown at all.

All palettes also have the option to Only Show Legend entries with data i.e. for assignment palette entries which have been allocated to data on a graph. It is advised that this is turned on to better provide a true account of the data present on the graph at any one time.

The order in which the palette entries are arranged will determine the graph draw order:

  • Top of the assignment list - drawn to the front of the graph
  • Bottom of the assignment list - drawn to the back of the graph
  • Unassigned and No Data - Sample assignment classes will always be drawn to the very back of the graph

Created Colour, Symbol and Size palettes will appear listed in the respective base blue Artefact manager folders. When assigned to a graph a linked copy of the palette is created. Click here to review options once a palette are applied to a graph. 

Palettes can be exported from Artefact Manager as a Saved Template for use in future projects as long as a similar naming schema/data QC criteria has been used in the differing project.


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