Graphs and maps 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: 1.17+  (Apr 2019+)

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

How to use in practice

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

palette icon


With all palettes there are 3 sample assignment types:

All palettes also have the option to Only show legend entries with data i.e. show the legend labels only for palette entries which have been allocated to data on each graph to which they are applied. 

The order the colour palette entries are arranged will determine the graph draw order. The order can be changed by drag and drop in palette editor (drag using the display colour swatch) :

Once created Colour, Symbol and Size palettes will appear in the respective base artefact manager folders. When assigned to a graph a linked copy of the palette is created. Various options are available once a palette is applied to a graph. The three palette types are:

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 process has been used in the different projects).

Palettes are also used to define groupings, e.g. by lithology type, for calculating stratified statistics.


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