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Data Parameters

data, txtdat
Dataset name of a delimited text dataset (delimiters: tabs, semicolon) with extension ".txt"; may end in "txt.gz" - compressed data; first row contains variable names. Data in clipboard has to be in the same format. txtdat is a variant of this parameter without the need of a "txt" extension (NB: blanks are no longer accepted as delimiters; missing values: empty "cells" or any string which can not be translated to a number).
vnm / uvn / vnu
Additional information about the variables (in the same order as the variables appear in the data file. Tabulator delimited are the following items (one variable per record):
variable name<tab>data type<tab>data units<tab>long data units

variable name
(may not be the same as in the data file but a longer one)
data type
: relative or absolute values (r / a). With relative values it is no possible to create cartograms; absolute values are used to make cartograms, they are visualized by areal density values.
data units
: e.g. "%" (appears in information windows) ("")
long data units
: e.g. "[per capita]" (appears below the legend) (=data units)
uvn, vnu: File of the same structure but saved as Unicode text.
If the geo dataset consists of different kind of areal units (example follows, e.g. a map with 171 communes, a smaller map of 11 districts and another with the whole canton) this parameters is important for the construction of cartograms and the calculation of statistics. It consists of pairs with nobs/areal weight (in the case obove: value="171, 1.0, 11, 0.2, 1, 0.05").
Order of the variables how they appear on the menu (1, 2, 3, 4, ....). All *-parameters refer to the original order in the dataset.
List of variables that don't appear in the popup-menu (but in the cartogram dialogs). All *-parameters refer to the original order in the dataset.
exclude / dataexclude
Variables may be excluded from the popup menu. Example: (1, 2) = do not include the first two variables; (-1, -2) = do not include the last two variables. The numbers refer to the original order (before sorting by "dataorder").
Number of digits after the decimal point (1)
URL or relative path of links appearing in the data dialog (when you click on the map). Format and example for a link file: one URL per record.
Short text at the link, in the example below: "See details at:"


Themes appear in a special menu ("Themes").

hinumtheme, theme*, themedat*
hinumtheme defines the maximum number of themes to read in. The names of the themes are definied by theme*, the attached textfiles with themedat*. The default delimiter (themedelim) is the underscore character. Most of the *-parameters can then be defined, e.g. as: colors (default colors), colors_3 (default colors for theme 3), colors_2_7 (color for variable 7 of theme 2). 
Theme selected at startup. (1)
Variable selected at startup of a theme, e.g. firstvar_2=4: in theme 2 starts with the 4th variable. (1)
Geometry selected at startup of a theme, e.g. firstgeo_3=2: in theme 3 starts with the 2nd geometry. (1)

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