Martin, MASON is slowly adding preference facilities to various stuff: for example, the Console tab and the Options panes for the displays. Charting would be an obvious choice too, but we've not added it yet. Note that some items handled more by JFreeChart than MASON would be more challenging to set up. But others are quite doable.
It'll be a while though before I can turn my attention to this. In the meantime, if you want to take a shot at it I can give you a lot of pointers as to how MASON does support for preference saving in general which you could tie into. You might check out the preferences section on the Manual also.
On Sep 2, 2011, at 3:00 AM, Martin Erdelen wrote:
> when running repeatedly a simulation accompanied by a customized chart (both
> via the MASON dialog and the "native" JFreeChart settings), it seems I have
> to set up the chart for each and every new run again. Note that I mean the
> chart *settings* and *properties* (axis scale, labels, colours, etc.), not
> the chart graphic itself.
> Is there some way already available of saving those chart
> settings/properties across simulation runs? Or should I have to write my
> own? ;-)