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NAME

       stilts-plot2cube - Draws a cube plot

SYNOPSIS

       stilts plot2cube [xpix=<int-value>] [ypix=<int-value>]
                        [insets=<top>,<left>,<bottom>,<right>] [omode=swing|out|cgi|discard|auto]
                        [storage=simple|cache|basic-cache] [seq=<suffix>[,...]]
                        [legend=true|false] [legborder=true|false] [legopaque=true|false]
                        [legseq=<suffix>[,...]] [legpos=<xfrac,yfrac>] [title=<value>]
                        [auxmap=<map-name>|<color>-<color>[-<color>...]] [auxclip=<lo>,<hi>]
                        [auxflip=true|false] [auxquant=<number>] [auxfunc=log|linear|sqrt|square]
                        [auxmin=<number>] [auxmax=<number>] [auxlabel=<text>] [auxcrowd=<factor>]
                        [auxwidth=<pixels>] [auxvisible=true|false] [forcebitmap=true|false]
                        [compositor=0..1] [animate=<table>] [afmt=<in-format>]
                        [astream=true|false] [acmd=<cmds>] [parallel=<int-value>]
                        [xlog=true|false] [ylog=true|false] [zlog=true|false] [xflip=true|false]
                        [yflip=true|false] [zflip=true|false] [xlabel=<text>] [ylabel=<text>]
                        [zlabel=<text>] [xcrowd=<number>] [ycrowd=<number>] [zcrowd=<number>]
                        [frame=true|false] [minor=true|false] [gridaa=true|false]
                        [texttype=plain|antialias|latex] [fontsize=<int-value>]
                        [fontstyle=standard|serif|mono]
                        [fontweight=plain|bold|italic|bold_italic] [xmin=<number>]
                        [xmax=<number>] [xsub=<lo>,<hi>] [ymin=<number>] [ymax=<number>]
                        [ysub=<lo>,<hi>] [zmin=<number>] [zmax=<number>] [zsub=<lo>,<hi>]
                        [phi=<degrees>] [theta=<degrees>] [psi=<degrees>] [zoom=<factor>]
                        [xoff=<pixels>] [yoff=<pixels>] [zoomaxes=[[x][y][z]]]
                        [zoomfactor=<number>] [leglabelN=<text>] [layerN=<layer-type> <layerN-
                        specific-params>]

DESCRIPTION

       plot2cube draws plots in a Cartesian 3-dimensional space. The plotting volume is  a  cube,
       which is viewed from the outside and usually bounded by an annotated wire frame.

       Positional  coordinates  are  specified  as  x,  y, z triples, e.g.: plot2cube layer1=mark
       in1=sim.fits x1=XPOS y1=YPOS z1=ZPOS

       Content is added to the plot by specifying one  or  more  plot  layers  using  the  layerN
       parameter.  The  N part is a suffix applied to all the parameters affecting a given layer;
       any suffix (including the empty string) may be used. Available layers for this  plot  type
       are:  mark,  size,  sizexy,  xyzvector,  xyzerror,  link2,  mark2, label, line3d, contour,
       spheregrid.

OPTIONS

       xpix=<int-value>
              Size of the output image in the X direction in pixels. This includes space for  any
              axis  labels,  padding  and other decoration outside the plot area itself. See also
              insets.

       ypix=<int-value>
              Size of the output image in the Y direction in pixels. This includes space for  any
              axis  labels,  padding  and other decoration outside the plot area itself. See also
              insets.

       insets=<top>,<left>,<bottom>,<right>
              Defines the amount of space in pixels around the actual plotting area.  This  space
              is  used  for  axis  labels, and other decorations and any left over forms an empty
              border.

              The size and position of the actual plotting area is determined by  this  parameter
              along with xpix and ypix.

              The    value    of    this    parameter    is    4    comma   separated   integers:
              <top>,<left>,<bottom>,<right>. Any or all of these values may  be  left  blank,  in
              which  case  the corresponding margin will be calculated automatically according to
              how much space is required.

       omode=swing|out|cgi|discard|auto
              Determines how the drawn plot will be output, see SUN/256.

                * swing: Plot will be displayed in a window on the screen. This plot  is  "live";
                  it  can be resized and (except for old-style plots) navigated around with mouse
                  actions in the same way as plots in TOPCAT.

                * out: Plot will be written to a file given by  out  using  the  graphics  format
                  given by ofmt.

                * cgi:  Plot  will  be  written  in  a way suitable for CGI use direct from a web
                  server. The output is in the graphics format  given  by  ofmt,  preceded  by  a
                  suitable "Content-type" declaration.

                * discard: Plot is drawn, but discarded. There is no output.

                * auto: Behaves as swing or out mode depending on presence of out parameter

       storage=simple|cache|basic-cache
              Determines  the way that data is accessed when constructing the plot. There are two
              basic options, cached or not.

              If no caching is used (simple) then rows are read sequentially from  the  specified
              input table(s) every time they are required. This generally requires a small memory
              footprint (though that can depend on how the table is specified) and makes sense if
              the data only needs to be scanned once or perhaps if the table is very large.

              If  caching  is used (cache) then the required data is read once from the specified
              input table(s) and cached before any plotting is  performed,  and  plots  are  done
              using  this  cached  data.  This  may  use a significant amount of memory for large
              tables but it's usually more sensible (faster) if the data will need to be  scanned
              multiple times.

              The  default  value is cache if a live plot is being generated (omode=swing), since
              in that case the plot needs to  be  redrawn  every  time  the  user  performs  plot
              navigation  actions  or  resizes  the  window, or if animations are being produced.
              Otherwise (e.g. output to a graphics file) the default is simple.

       seq=<suffix>[,...]
              Contains a comma-separated list of layer suffixes to determine the order  in  which
              layers  are  drawn on the plot. This can affect which symbol are plotted on top of,
              and so potentially obscure, which other ones.

              When specifying a plot, multiple layers may be  specified,  each  introduced  by  a
              parameter  layer<N>,  where  <N>  is  a  different (arbitrary) suffix labelling the
              layer, and is appended to all the parameters specific to defining that layer.

              By default the layers are drawn on the plot  in  the  order  in  which  the  layer*
              parameters appear on the command line. However if this parameter is specified, each
              comma-separated element is interpreted as a layer suffix, giving the  ordered  list
              of  layers to plot. Every element of the list must be a suffix with a corresponding
              layer parameter, but missing or repeated elements are allowed.

       legend=true|false
              Whether to draw a legend or not. If no value is  supplied,  the  decision  is  made
              automatically: a legend is drawn only if it would have more than one entry.

       legborder=true|false
              If true, a line border is drawn around the legend.

       legopaque=true|false
              If  true,  the background of the legend is opaque, and the legend obscures any plot
              components behind it. Otherwise, it's transparent.

       legseq=<suffix>[,...]
              Determines which layers are represented in the legend (if  present)  and  in  which
              order they appear. The legend has a line for each layer label (as determined by the
              leglabelN parameter). If multiple layers have the same label, they will  contribute
              to  the  same  entry  in  the legend, with style icons plotted over each other. The
              value of this parameter is a comma-separated  sequence  of  layer  suffixes,  which
              determines  the  order  in  which  the  legend entries appear. Layers with suffixes
              missing from this list do not show up in the legend at all.

              If no value is supplied (the default), the  sequence  is  the  same  as  the  layer
              plotting sequence (see seq).

       legpos=<xfrac,yfrac>
              Determines  the  internal position of the legend on the plot. The value is a comma-
              separated pair of values giving the X and Y positions  of  the  legend  within  the
              plotting  bounds, so for instance "0.5,0.5" will put the legend right in the middle
              of the plot. If no value is supplied, the  legend  will  appear  outside  the  plot
              boundary.

       title=<value>
              Text  of  a  title to be displayed at the top of the plot. If null, the default, no
              title is shown and there's more space for the graphics.

       auxmap=<map-name>|<color>-<color>[-<color>...]
              Color map used for Aux axis shading.

              A mixed bag of  colour  ramps  are  available:  inferno,  magma,  plasma,  viridis,
              cubehelix,  sron,  rainbow,  rainbow2, rainbow3, pastel, accent, gnuplot, gnuplot2,
              specxby, set1, paired, hotcold, rdbu,  piyg,  brbg,  cyan-magenta,  red-blue,  brg,
              heat,  cold,  light,  greyscale,  colour,  standard,  bugn, bupu, orrd, pubu, purd,
              huecl, hue, intensity, rgb_red, rgb_green, rgb_blue, hsv_h,  hsv_s,  hsv_v,  yuv_y,
              yuv_u,   yuv_v,  scale_hsv_s,  scale_hsv_v,  scale_yuv_y,  mask,  blacker,  whiter,
              transparency. Note: many of these, including rainbow-like ones, are frowned upon by
              the visualisation community.

              You  can  also  construct your own custom colour map by giving a sequence of colour
              names separated by minus sign ("-") characters. In this case the ramp is  a  linear
              interpolation  between  each  pair  of colours named, using the same syntax as when
              specifying a colour value. So for  instance  "yellow-hotpink-#0000ff"  would  shade
              from yellow via hot pink to blue.

       auxclip=<lo>,<hi>
              Defines  a  subrange  of  the  colour ramp to be used for Aux shading. The value is
              specified as a (low,high) comma-separated pair of two numbers between 0 and 1.

              If the full range 0,1 is used, the whole range of colours specified by the selected
              shader  will  be  used.  But  if for instance a value of 0,0.5 is given, only those
              colours at the left hand end of the ramp will be seen.

              If the null (default) value is chosen, a default clip will be used. This  generally
              covers  most  or  all  of  the range 0-1 but for colour maps which fade to white, a
              small proportion of the lower end may be excluded, to ensure that all  the  colours
              are  visually  distinguishable  from  a white background. This default is usually a
              good idea if the colour map is being used with something like a scatter plot, where
              markers  are  plotted  against  a  white  background. However, for something like a
              density map when the whole plotting area is tiled with colours from the map, it may
              be better to supply the whole range 0,1 explicitly.

       auxflip=true|false
              If true, the colour map on the Aux axis will be reversed.

       auxquant=<number>
              Allows  the colour map used for the Aux axis to be quantised. If an integer value N
              is chosen then the colour map will be viewed as N discrete evenly-spaced levels, so
              that only N different colours will appear in the plot. This can be used to generate
              a contour-like effect, and may make it easier to trace the boundaries of regions of
              interest by eye.

              If left blank, the colour map is nominally continuous (though in practice it may be
              quantised to a medium-sized number like 256).

       auxfunc=log|linear|sqrt|square
              Defines the way that values in the Aux range are  mapped  to  the  selected  colour
              ramp.

              The available options are:

                * log: Logarithmic scaling

                * linear: Linear scaling

                * sqrt: Square root scaling

                * square: Square scaling

       auxmin=<number>
              Minimum  value  of  the data coordinate on the Aux axis. This sets the value before
              any subranging is applied. If not  supplied,  the  value  is  determined  from  the
              plotted data.

       auxmax=<number>
              Maximum  value  of  the data coordinate on the Aux axis. This sets the value before
              any subranging is applied. If not  supplied,  the  value  is  determined  from  the
              plotted data.

       auxlabel=<text>
              Sets the label used to annotate the aux axis, if it is visible.

       auxcrowd=<factor>
              Determines  how  closely the tick marks are spaced on the Aux axis, if visible. The
              default value is 1, meaning normal crowding. Larger values result  in  more  ticks,
              and  smaller  values  fewer ticks. Tick marks will not however be spaced so closely
              that the labels overlap each other, so to get very closely  spaced  marks  you  may
              need to reduce the font size as well.

       auxwidth=<pixels>
              Determines the lateral size of the aux colour ramp, if visible, in pixels.

       auxvisible=true|false
              Determines whether the aux axis colour ramp is displayed alongside the plot.

              If  not  supplied  (the  default), the aux axis will be visible when aux shading is
              used in any of the plotted layers.

       forcebitmap=true|false
              Affects whether rendering of the data contents of a plot (though  not  axis  labels
              etc)  is  always  done to an intermediate bitmap rather than, where possible, being
              painted using graphics primitives.  This  is  a  rather  arcane  setting  that  may
              nevertheless  have  noticeable  effects  on  the  appearance  and size of an output
              graphics file, as well as plotting time. For some types of plot (e.g. shadingN=auto
              or  shadingN=density)  it will have no effect, since this kind of rendering happens
              in any case.

              When writing to vector graphics formats (PDF and PostScript), setting it true  will
              force  the  data  contents to be bitmapped. This may make the output less beautiful
              (round markers will no longer be perfectly round), but it  may  result  in  a  much
              smaller file if there are very many data points.

              When  writing to bitmapped output formats (PNG, GIF, JPEG, ...), it fixes shapes to
              be the same as seen on the screen rather than be  rendered  at  the  mercy  of  the
              graphics system, which sometimes introduces small distortions.

       compositor=0..1
              Defines  how multiple overplotted partially transparent pixels are combined to form
              a resulting colour. The way this is used depends on the details  of  the  specified
              plot.

              Currently,  this parameter takes a "boost" value in the range 0..1. If the value is
              zero, saturation semantics are used: RGB colours are added in proporition to  their
              associated  alpha value until the total alpha is saturated (reaches 1), after which
              additional pixels have no further effect. For larger boost values,  the  effect  is
              similar,  but  any  non-zero  alpha  in  the output is boosted to the given minimum
              value. The effect of this is that  even  very  slightly  populated  pixels  can  be
              visually  distinguished  from  unpopulated  ones  which  may  not  be  the case for
              saturation composition.

       animate=<table>
              If not null, this parameter causes the  command  to  create  a  sequence  of  plots
              instead  of just one. The parameter value is a table with one row for each frame to
              be produced. Columns in the table are interpreted  as  parameters  which  may  take
              different  values  for  each  frame; the column name is the parameter name, and the
              value for a given frame is  its  value  from  that  row.  Animating  like  this  is
              considerably more efficient than invoking the STILTS command in a loop.

              The  location  of  the  animation control table. This may take one of the following
              forms:

                * A filename.

                * A URL.

                * The special value "-", meaning standard input. In this case  the  input  format
                  must  be  given  explicitly using the afmt parameter. Note that not all formats
                  can be streamed in this way.

                * A system command line with either a "<"  character  at  the  start,  or  a  "|"
                  character at the end ("<syscmd" or "syscmd|"). This executes the given pipeline
                  and reads from its standard output. This will probably only work  on  unix-like
                  systems.
               In  any  case,  compressed data in one of the supported compression formats (gzip,
              Unix compress or bzip2) will be decompressed transparently.

       afmt=<in-format>
              Specifies the format of the animation  control  table  as  specified  by  parameter
              animate. The known formats are listed in SUN/256. This flag can be used if you know
              what format your table is in. If it has the special  value  (auto)  (the  default),
              then  an attempt will be made to detect the format of the table automatically. This
              cannot always be done correctly however, in which case the program will  exit  with
              an error explaining which formats were attempted.

       astream=true|false
              If set true, the animation control table specified by the animate parameter will be
              read as a stream. It is  necessary  to  give  the  afmt  parameter  in  this  case.
              Depending  on  the required operations and processing mode, this may cause the read
              to fail (sometimes it is necessary to read the table more than  once).  It  is  not
              normally  necessary  to  set  this  flag;  in  most cases the data will be streamed
              automatically if that is the best thing to do. However it can sometimes  result  in
              less  resource  usage  when  processing  large  files  in  certain formats (such as
              VOTable).

       acmd=<cmds>
              Specifies processing to be performed on the animation control table as specified by
              parameter  animate,  before any other processing has taken place. The value of this
              parameter is one or more of the filter commands described in SUN/256. If more  than
              one  is given, they must be separated by semicolon characters (";"). This parameter
              can be repeated multiple times on the same command line  to  build  up  a  list  of
              processing steps. The sequence of commands given in this way defines the processing
              pipeline which is performed on the table.

              Commands may alteratively be supplied in an external file, by using the indirection
              character  '@'. Thus a value of "@filename" causes the file filename to be read for
              a list of filter commands to execute. The commands in the file may be separated  by
              newline characters and/or semicolons, and lines which are blank or which start with
              a '#' character are ignored.

       parallel=<int-value>
              Determines how many threads will run in  parallel  if  animation  output  is  being
              produced.  Only used if the animate parameter is supplied. The default value is the
              number of processors apparently available to the JVM.

       xlog=true|false
              If false (the default), the  scale  on  the  X  axis  is  linear,  if  true  it  is
              logarithmic.

       ylog=true|false
              If  false  (the  default),  the  scale  on  the  Y  axis  is  linear, if true it is
              logarithmic.

       zlog=true|false
              If false (the default), the  scale  on  the  Z  axis  is  linear,  if  true  it  is
              logarithmic.

       xflip=true|false
              If  true,  the  scale  on the X axis will increase in the opposite sense from usual
              (e.g. right to left rather than left to right).

       yflip=true|false
              If true, the scale on the Y axis will increase in the  opposite  sense  from  usual
              (e.g. right to left rather than left to right).

       zflip=true|false
              If  true,  the  scale  on the Z axis will increase in the opposite sense from usual
              (e.g. right to left rather than left to right).

       xlabel=<text>
              Gives a label to be used for annotating axis X A default value based on the plotted
              data will be used if no value is supplied.

       ylabel=<text>
              Gives a label to be used for annotating axis Y A default value based on the plotted
              data will be used if no value is supplied.

       zlabel=<text>
              Gives a label to be used for annotating axis Z A default value based on the plotted
              data will be used if no value is supplied.

       xcrowd=<number>
              Determines  how  closely the tick marks are spaced on the X axis. The default value
              is 1, meaning normal crowding. Larger values result  in  more  ticks,  and  smaller
              values  fewer  ticks.  Tick  marks  will  not however be spaced so closely that the
              labels overlap each other, so to get very closely spaced  marks  you  may  need  to
              reduce the font size as well.

       ycrowd=<number>
              Determines  how  closely the tick marks are spaced on the Y axis. The default value
              is 1, meaning normal crowding. Larger values result  in  more  ticks,  and  smaller
              values  fewer  ticks.  Tick  marks  will  not however be spaced so closely that the
              labels overlap each other, so to get very closely spaced  marks  you  may  need  to
              reduce the font size as well.

       zcrowd=<number>
              Determines  how  closely the tick marks are spaced on the Z axis. The default value
              is 1, meaning normal crowding. Larger values result  in  more  ticks,  and  smaller
              values  fewer  ticks.  Tick  marks  will  not however be spaced so closely that the
              labels overlap each other, so to get very closely spaced  marks  you  may  need  to
              reduce the font size as well.

       frame=true|false
              If  true,  a  cube wire frame with labelled axes is drawn to indicate the limits of
              the plotted 3D region. If false, no wire frame and no axes are drawn.

       minor=true|false
              If true, minor tick marks are painted along the axes as  well  as  the  major  tick
              marks. Minor tick marks do not have associated grid lines.

       gridaa=true|false
              If  true,  grid lines are drawn with antialiasing. Antialiased lines look smoother,
              but may take perceptibly longer to draw. Only has any effect for  bitmapped  output
              formats.

       texttype=plain|antialias|latex
              Determines  how to turn label text into characters on the plot. Plain and Antialias
              both take the text at face value,  but  Antialias  smooths  the  characters.  LaTeX
              interprets the text as LaTeX source code and typesets it accordingly.

              When  not using LaTeX, antialiased text usually looks nicer, but can be perceptibly
              slower to plot. At time of writing, on MacOS antialiased text seems to be  required
              to  stop  the  writing  coming  out upside-down for non-horizontal text (MacOS java
              bug).

       fontsize=<int-value>
              Size of the text font in points.

       fontstyle=standard|serif|mono
              Font style for text.

              The available options are:

                * standard

                * serif

                * mono

       fontweight=plain|bold|italic|bold_italic
              Font weight for text.

              The available options are:

                * plain

                * bold

                * italic

                * bold_italic

       xmin=<number>
              Minimum value of the data coordinate on the X axis. This sets the value before  any
              subranging  is  applied.  If not supplied, the value is determined from the plotted
              data.

       xmax=<number>
              Maximum value of the data coordinate on the X axis. This sets the value before  any
              subranging  is  applied.  If not supplied, the value is determined from the plotted
              data.

       xsub=<lo>,<hi>
              Defines a normalised adjustment to the data range of the X axis. The value  may  be
              specified  as  a  comma-separated  pair  of two numbers, giving the lower and upper
              bounds of the range of of interest respectively. This sub-range is applied  to  the
              data  range  that  would  otherwise  be  used,  either  automatically calculated or
              explicitly supplied; zero corresponds to the lower bound and one to the upper.

              The default value "0,1" therefore has no effect. The range could be  restricted  to
              its lower half with the value 0,0.5.

       ymin=<number>
              Minimum  value of the data coordinate on the Y axis. This sets the value before any
              subranging is applied. If not supplied, the value is determined  from  the  plotted
              data.

       ymax=<number>
              Maximum  value of the data coordinate on the Y axis. This sets the value before any
              subranging is applied. If not supplied, the value is determined  from  the  plotted
              data.

       ysub=<lo>,<hi>
              Defines  a  normalised adjustment to the data range of the Y axis. The value may be
              specified as a comma-separated pair of two numbers,  giving  the  lower  and  upper
              bounds  of  the range of of interest respectively. This sub-range is applied to the
              data range that  would  otherwise  be  used,  either  automatically  calculated  or
              explicitly supplied; zero corresponds to the lower bound and one to the upper.

              The  default  value "0,1" therefore has no effect. The range could be restricted to
              its lower half with the value 0,0.5.

       zmin=<number>
              Minimum value of the data coordinate on the Z axis. This sets the value before  any
              subranging  is  applied.  If not supplied, the value is determined from the plotted
              data.

       zmax=<number>
              Maximum value of the data coordinate on the Z axis. This sets the value before  any
              subranging  is  applied.  If not supplied, the value is determined from the plotted
              data.

       zsub=<lo>,<hi>
              Defines a normalised adjustment to the data range of the Z axis. The value  may  be
              specified  as  a  comma-separated  pair  of two numbers, giving the lower and upper
              bounds of the range of of interest respectively. This sub-range is applied  to  the
              data  range  that  would  otherwise  be  used,  either  automatically calculated or
              explicitly supplied; zero corresponds to the lower bound and one to the upper.

              The default value "0,1" therefore has no effect. The range could be  restricted  to
              its lower half with the value 0,0.5.

       phi=<degrees>
              First  of  the  Euler  angles,  in  the  ZXZ sequence, defining the rotation of the
              plotted 3d space. Units are degrees. This is the rotation around the initial Z axis
              applied before the plot is viewed.

       theta=<degrees>
              Second  of  the  Euler  angles,  in  the ZXZ sequence, defining the rotation of the
              plotted 3d space. Units are degrees. This is the rotation towards the viewer.

       psi=<degrees>
              Second of the Euler angles, in the ZXZ  sequence,  defining  the  rotation  of  the
              plotted 3d space. Units are degrees.

       zoom=<factor>
              Sets  the magnification factor at which the the plotted 3D region itself is viewed,
              without affecting its contents. The default value is 1, which means the  cube  fits
              into the plotting space however it is rotated. Much higher zoom factors will result
              in parts of the plotting region and axes being drawn outside of the plotting region
              (so invisible).

       xoff=<pixels>
              Shifts  the  whole plot within the plotting region by the given number of pixels in
              the horizontal direction.

       yoff=<pixels>
              Shifts the whole plot within the plotting region by the given number of  pixels  in
              the vertical direction.

       zoomaxes=[[x][y][z]]
              Determines which axes are affected by zoom navigation actions.

              If  no  value is supplied (the default), the mouse wheel zooms around the center of
              the cube, and right-button (or CTRL-) drag zooms in the two dimensions most closely
              aligned  with  the  plane  of  the  screen,  with the reference position set by the
              initial position of the mouse.

              If this value is set (legal values are x, y, z, xy, yz, xz and xyz) then  all  zoom
              operations are around the cube center and affect the axes named.

       zoomfactor=<number>
              Sets the amount by which the plot view zooms in or out for each unit of mouse wheel
              movement. A value of 1 means that mouse wheel zooming has no effect. A higher value
              means that the mouse wheel zooms faster and a value nearer 1 means it zooms slower.
              Values below 1 are not permitted.

       leglabelN=<text>
              Sets the presentation label for the layer with a given suffix.  This  is  the  text
              which  is  displayed  in  the  legend, if present. Multiple layers may use the same
              label, in which case they will be combined to form a single legend entry.

              If no value is supplied (the default), the suffix itself is used as the label.

       layerN=<layer-type> <layerN-specific-params>
              Selects one of the available plot types for layerN. A plot consists of  a  plotting
              surface,  set  up  using the various unsuffixed parameters of the plotting command,
              and zero or more plot layers. Each layer is introduced by a parameter with the name
              layer<N> where the suffix "<N>" is a label identifying the layer and is appended to
              all the parameter names which configure that layer. Suffixes  may  be  any  string,
              including the empty string.

              This  parameter  may  take one of the following values, described in more detail in
              SUN/256:

                * mark

                * size

                * sizexy

                * xyzvector

                * xyzerror

                * link2

                * mark2

                * label

                * line3d

                * contour

                * spheregrid

              Each of these layer types comes with a list of type-specific parameters  to  define
              the details of that layer, including some or all of the following groups:

                * input table parameters (e.g. inN, icmdN)

                * coordinate params referring to input table columns (e.g. xN, yN)

                * layer style parameters (e.g. shadingN, colorN)

              Every parameter notionally carries the same suffix N. However, if the suffix is not
              present, the application will try looking for a parameter with the same  name  with
              no  suffix  instead. In this way, if several layers have the same value for a given
              parameter (for instance input table),  you  can  supply  it  using  one  unsuffixed
              parameter  to  save  having  to  supply  several parameters with the same value but
              different suffixes.

SEE ALSO

       stilts(1)

       If the package stilts-doc is installed, the full documentation  SUN/256  is  available  in
       HTML format:
       file:///usr/share/doc/stilts-doc/sun256/index.html

VERSION

       STILTS version 3.1-5-debian

       This  is  the  Debian  version  of Stilts, which lack the support of some file formats and
       network protocols. For differences see
       file:///usr/share/doc/stilts/README.Debian

AUTHOR

       Mark Taylor (Bristol University)

                                             Mar 2017                         STILTS-PLOT2CUBE(1)