I am starting to write a thesis for which I want to use MMA for all my plotting needs, mostly because a lot of the basic analysis has been done there. To ensure that I am applying styles consistently (plot colors, image size, label size, etc.), I need a method which I can use across multiple files.
There are several types of plots that I will need:
I can think of several way of doing this:
- Define my own functions
thListPlot, etc which have my default styles applied
- Define my own style options into a variable, and use some combination of
Optionsto make sure that options from that variable are applied to the right type of plot
- Set default options using
Defaultfor the different types of plots.
I am assuming that each of my datasets (which may have one or more plots) will be self-contained mathematica files that I can re-run. So, if I decide to change the style in some central location (via one of the methods above) I can re-run the MMA files and get the plots in the new style.
What have people done in the past?