Preference File Structure

Preference files always begins with the *Id() statement followed by statements grouped in blocks.

Each block begins with a *Begin statement, such as *BeginDefaults(), *BeginPlotDefaults(), or *BeginDefinitions(), and ends with a corresponding *End statement, such as *EndDefaults().

The five principal blocks in the preference file are:
  • *BeginDefaults()
  • *BeginDefinitions()
  • *BeginStatsTemplates()
  • *BeginPlotMacros()
  • *BeginTemplexFunctions()

The *BeginDefaults() block is unique to a preference file while the *BeginDefintions(), *BeginStatsTemplates(), *BeginPlotMacros(), and *BeginTemplexFunctions() blocks are the same as those found in session files.