Someone in the JMP User Community asked about shape files for the Periodic Table of Elements so I wrote some JSL to create them. You can find the Shape files for the Periodic Table of Elements and a Periodic Table of Elements Example in the sample data section of the File Exchange. I thought I would also share the JSL I wrote to show how to generate shape files with JSL. At Discovery in San Diego, I spoke with a number of people who were interested in creating shape files but didn't always want to use the Custom Map Creator. So hopefully this demonstrates another approach.