Yesterday we had been in “Schloss Nymphenburg” for the “Serenade im Park“. I did not know about the close connection of Munich and Venice where even Gondolieres had been hired by the former Bavarian emperors… So it was quite natural to hear some Canzoni Napolitane, traditional songs like La Danza, Torna a Surriento, Santa Lucia while my favorite was “Tu vuò fà l’americano” by Maria Tselegidis, simply wonderful also the encore. My limited Italian did not allow to understand the Neapolitan dialect that says
Puorte’ o canzone cu’ ‘nu stemma arreto,
‘na cuppulella cu ‘a visiera aizata.
Passe scampanianno pè Tuleto
comme a’ nu guappo pe’ te fa guardà!
Tu vuò fa l’americano!
Siente a me, chi t’ho fa fa?
Tu vuoi vivere alla moda
ma si bive “Wisky and soda”
po’ e sente ‘e disturbà.
Tu abballe ‘o “Rocco Roll”
tu giochi al “basebal”
ma ‘e solde pe’ Camel
chi te li fa?..
La borsetta di mammà!
Tu vuò fa l’americano
ma si nato in Italy!
Siente a mme non ce stà niente a ffa
Tu vuò fa l’american!
Tu vuò fa l’american!
Comme te po’ capì che te vò bene
si tu le parle ‘mmiezzo americano?
Quando se fa l’amore sott’a luna
comme te vene ‘capa e di “j love you!?”
which is about an Italian who imitates an American (see translation). Although I can’t replay the excellent performance of Maria Tselegidis here, there are several versions of ‘Tu vuò fà l’americano” at Youtube – the famous one with Sophia Loren, the Ripley variant and a talented amateur version. Or watch the Puppini Sisters:
What’s the connection to Science Surf? I know also a lot of European scientists “vuò fà l’americano”, yea, yea.
Here are some instructions how to create genome coordinate plots with Sigmaplot. The Systat Sigmaplot FAQ recommends for this kind of figures “floating bars” that
can be created using two different mechanisms. If you just need a simple floating bar chart, you can use a box plot of two values per column. Enter the top and bottom ranges for your bars in each column, and then create a box plot…
If you need to create grouped, floating bar charts, you will need … a masking plot. Create a grouped bar chart, using the upper values of the bars. Create a second bar chart for the same graph (click the graph, then click the grouped bar chart icon from the Graph toolbar), this time, using the lower values of the bars.
None of these methods works with fill patterns. Also repeated segments (at the same level) are not possible.
So I have worked out therefore another method using a stacked bar plot:
(1) put in the first column an increasing value 1 … 10 (->gets Y axis)
(2) put into the second column zeros (->gets start set 1)
(3) third colum: first feature start (->gets end set 1)
(4) fourth column: zeros (->gets start set 2)
(5) fifth column: first feature end (->gets end set 2)
(6) and so on
(7) assign colors: white for start set 1, blue for start set 2, white for start set 3 and so on