Questions on the color models, schemes, named colors and color functions supported by Mathematica.

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Color change of area under a curve

I am trying to set a graph to show the value of the equity of an investment based on whether the portfolio is invested or in cash. I tried using the ColorFunction, ...
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Is ColorDistance symmetric?

Is the function ColorDistance symmetric, i.e. is it always true that ColorDistance[a,b] == ColorDistance[b,a], as use of the ...
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How to change element color in Periodic Table?

The command ColorData["Atoms", "Panel"] generates a periodic table. As I don't want to reinvent the wheel, I asked myself how to change the color of each cell ...
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What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for ...
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Define a color function based on color samples obtained from ColorBrewer

I am quite new to mathematica and I am searching for a way to create a smooth colormap based on the samples given by http://colorbrewer2.org/ . Is it possible to create a interpolated function from ...
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problem with coloring spherical harmonics

I want to color a spherical harmonics. So I write as follows. ...
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Height-dependent filling color in 3D Data Plots

I would like to have the filling of my ListPlot3D display the same color than the one applied to the data. This question makes sense only in the case of conditional coloring of data (according to ...
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Color function doesn't span the whole color range in MatrixPlot

In matrix visualization, for instance, MatrixPlot[{{1, 2}, {3, 4}}, PlotRangePadding -> 0, ColorFunction -> "Rainbow"] the color map does not cover the ...
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How do I fill in a circle made by ParametricPlot with one solid color?

I have a very simple question but I am new with Mathematica. I made a circle on a parametric plot and I made the line black. I want to make the inside of the circle on the parametric plot red. So the ...
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Monochrome PNG (and GIF) Export

Is there a way to Export expressions to a monochrome PNG? I have tried the ColorQuantize function which is mentioned in ...
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Apply color function to matrix plot

I want to apply the following color rules to a large table of numbers. I have extracted a part of the table to use as an example. I would like to assign 5 different colors to 5 different ranges of ...
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How to blend some colors on a curve

I need to define a color gradient on a 3D curve, but I'm having some problems with this. Suppose we have a 3D curve defined as a parametric function of some real variable ...
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What are all the Properties that ColorData supports?

The documentation for ColorData reads: Possible properties in ColorData["scheme","property"] include: ...
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How can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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Creating multicolored meshed plots (connected scatter plots) using ListPlot

I would like to make colored scatter plots where the dots are connected by lines. I have tried the following, using Joined->True to connect the dots and ...
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2D ListPlot with separate color function

Suppose a data array of the form {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}...}, is it possible to use ListPlot where x,y specify the point position ...
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Color of a plane in Contourplot3D

I have the following code example: ...
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Color points in ListPointPlot3D

I have some 3d points with coordinates and a value assigned to each point. I want to plot the points and depending on the value use a different color. I have tried to use the answer in ListPlot3D - ...
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How can I remove edges from my DiscretePlot?

By default, DiscretePlot displays "edges" along the sides and, prominently, align the top when ExtentSize -> Full is set. For ...
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Use selfdefined ColorFunction to encode z dimension with predefined limits

In my last question we defined a colorfunction cf. Now I want to use this ColorFunction for a number of different plots (...
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Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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Logarithmic scale in a DensityPlot and its legend

I was recently faced with the task of creating a DensityPlot with a logarithmic colour scale, and with providing it with an appropriate legend. Since I could not find any resources to this effect on ...
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How to change default notebook background color?

How does one change the default notebook background color?
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How can I create a colour image using raw black and white data? (FITS data cube)

I have a data cube containing pictures of a galaxy across a thousand wavelengths. I want to take the data for the image slides in the red and blue parts of the spectrum, and have them represented in ...
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Color scheme used by Colorize?

The Colorize function is often used to display the results produced by MorphologicalComponents: ...
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ColorFunction in Histogram[]

Let's say I have a Histogram: Histogram[RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[10, 2], 500]] and I want the bars positioned to ...
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Color degrades when using Copy As Bitmap

I have discovered a problem that affects my use of Mathematica. When I use the menu command Edit > Copy As > Bitmap the colors in the copy are subtly degraded. To make this more apparent I copied ...
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How can I create a ColorFunction using Blend?

As shown below, I am trying to find a cool way to show some variance weighted deviation from the mean. There are 10 attributes that I compute the distance for. How can I add a color function such ...
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Use different ColorFunction for each function plotted

When plotting two curves on one plot, you can specify different colors for each function: Plot[{Sin@x, Cos@x}, {x, 0, 4π}, PlotStyle -> {Red, Blue}] To ...
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Mathematica's “POV” export format ignores ColorFunction

I was playing with xslittlegrass's Pov-Ray package and more generally with the POV-conversion function ExportString[#, "POV"] &, and noticed that ...
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Break[] inside ColorFunction

f[x_?NumericQ]:= (Do[Break[],{i,1,2}];x) Plot[x,{x,0,1},ColorFunction->(ColorData["Rainbow"][f[#]]&)] Break::nofwd: No enclosing For, While, or Do found ...
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Plot3D with coloring based on phase value of f

I'm reading a sample chapter of Visual Complex Functions by E. Wegert. Near the bottom of this page, there is a link "Download Sample pages 1 (pdf, 2.4 MB)" which allows you to read Chapter 2 of the ...
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How can I change the color of the bar in a ProgressIndicator?

I want to change the color of the progress bar in a ProgressIndicator. I want the progress bar to be red instead of green. For this purpose I wrote the following ...
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How can I convert colors to grayscale?

I want to change the above colored plot into a grayscale plot. I have tried this: CCGray[pic_?ImageQ] := Module[{}, ColorConvert[pic, "GrayScale"]]; but it ...
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RGBColor, ColorSlider and ColorSetter

A single RGBColor expression displays as a little square, showing the color. I just found that this little square is both a tooltip and a button. It seems to be new ...
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How to calculate mix of 4 colors defined in CIELAB L*a*b* model?

I have 4 colors that I converted from RGB to CIELAB L*a*b* model. How can I calculate mix of these 4 colors when I have (L,a,b) for each such color? How can I ...
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Way to find color at a point in a Graphics?

I need to figure out a way to find out the RGB color value at a certain coordinate in a Graphics object. The Graphics object I am dealing with is continually Dynamically updated, so it is made of ...
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Determining the RGB values of the default plot color

In Mathematica 7, the default plot color is a purple-like color (although I think it is not Purple). Is it possible to use Mathematica to determine the RGB color ...
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The default ColorFunction of DensityPlot before v10?

The default ColorFunction of Plot, Plot3D before v10 is respectively mentioned here and ...
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Modified Cell Different Display

Is there a way to show maybe a slightly different color, or change the cell bracketing color of a Mathematica cell when it has been modified? Ideally it would be nice to follow the standard of ...
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How to change color dynamically?

I am new to Mathematica and want to change the FillingStyle Dynamically in this Plot. I want ...
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Color mixing or blend

Color mixing seems not only one type. Here is RGB_color_model I wrote this one: ...
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Using Specularity effects and ColorFunction in Plot3d

I'd like to reproduce the 3d surface of the attached image . What I'm interested in, is the light reflection at the basis of the surface and the rainbowlike color. I use Plot3d and colorfunction in ...
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PlotStyle in ListPlot: change color scheme, manually choose color of first plot

Say i have this data: data1 = Map[Cos, Range[0, 20]]; data2 = Map[Sin, Range[0, 20]]; And i want to plot data1 in gray and a ...
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Coloring each face of a Cuboid with a different color

Is there a way to color each face of a Cuboid with a different color? I looked in the help but couldn't find anything. I found this Coloring the faces of a 3D ...
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256 Shades of Grey

I noticed that the following line, Image[Table[x, {y, 1, 250}, {x, 30/256, 40/256, 0.02/256}], Magnification -> 1] results in the following image: In the ...
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Quickly display a color graphically

When manipulating colors, the output is shown as a textual expression like Hue[1/5], RGBColor[2/3, 1, 1/3], ...
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Why does ColorConvert give a different answer than other websites when converting from RGB to XYZ?

I was recently making a function that needed to convert between several different colorspaces, and I decided to do it manually. @J.M. used many builtin functions to accomplish the same goal. When I ...
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Combining three R, G, B matrices into a single matrix of 3-tuples?

Working with Mathematica 8 on OSX here. I have three $1024 \times 1024$ matrices representing the counts from consecutive exposures onto a CCD with $R$, $G$, and $B$ filters on it, and am looking to ...
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Changing background colour of a Manipulate element

Please consider the following: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}]; Now, I would like to change the background colour to yellow. I tried ...