FlowJo vX presents: The Zebra Plot
Bivariate zebra plots are a hybrid plot type; a mixture of both contour and density plots. They are computed exactly the same way as are contour plots (equal probability contouring) but mixed with a color gradient that spans each contour area. This provides an additional visual cue to event density with the robustness of the traditional contour plot.
Selecting the Zebra Plot Option
To select the Zebra plot type, choose it from the Type menu of the Options area of the Graph Window.
Smoothing and Outliers
By default, FlowJo creates a smoothed zebra plot when selected. If the smoothing option is removed, the zebra plot reduces to a dot plot.
To change the shading of the foreground or background of a zebra plot, first expand the Options category on the Graph Window. Next, click on the color palette to the left of the smoothing and outliers checkboxes. Select your colors of choice for foreground and background.
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