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Coordinate Conventions

The numerals 1, 2, and 3 are used to label the axes in a coordinate system attached to the crystalline axes. The letters $x$, $y$, and $z$ refer to the lab (screen) coordinates: $x$ is to the right, $y$ is up, and $z$ comes out of the screen. Unless a rotation is applied to a material via the orientation parameter (see Section 4.3), 1 aligns with $x$, 2 with $y$, and 3 with $z$.

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