Data files for some examples
Example pages containing:
Publication Layout Tricks
Whenever a graphic is submitted to a journal, the layout of the plot
is often different from the default presentation. For example, the
individual plots in a panel may have added text, or they may have
certain labels removed or moved in the interest of space.
In addition to the examples on this page, we suggest you review the panel page, if your figure includes a panel plot.
: This example demonstrates
how to compress a panel plot for publication purposes. In this case,
compress means remove the longitude labels and tickmarks from each of
the plots so they can be closer together. I have added a title to the
plot, but that may not be necessary if figure captions are used. See
example 5 on how to add "a)" ,"b)" etc. text to the panel plot.
tmXBLabelsOn = False, and tmXBOn = False, turns off the bottom
longitude lines and labels.
txString adds a common title to the
: This is an example of
adding corner strings e.g. "a)", "b)" to plots in a panel.
gsnPanelFigureStrings = (/"a)","b)"/), is
the resource that will add a string to a corner in a panel plot. The
default position is the bottom right-hand corner. To change the
location, set "amJust" to one of the following:("TopRight", "TopLeft",
The size of the figure strings is controlled by the cnInfoLabelFontHeightF resource.
: Demonstrates the use of the
drawNDCGrid will create
an NDC map on which you can draw your
plots. This is useful for placing further text, polymarkers, polygons,
and/or polylines in NDC
coordinates gsn_text_ndc near the