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

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Is there any faster implementation of DominantColors?

The function DominantColors is a simple function but runs incredibly slow when the number n of dominant colors to find is large - it is currently the biggest bottleneck in my code: ...
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Quirk in VertexColors interpolation when displaying Polygon

When using VertexColors, the docs state: The interior of the polygon is colored by interpolating between the colors specified by ...
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Color Histogram3D by Bin Location

I am using a Histogram3D plot to view the correlation of the R & G of an RGB image. Naturally, I want the bins to have a color corresponding to their $x$, $y$ ...
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Why does DominantColors keep shuffling the order of the results?

This graphic is produced by running DominantColors (new in Mathematica 9) with different values, using the Lena image as the source: Each row is a list of the ...
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Using a ListDensityPlot to map color onto a ListPlot3D graph

I have a 3 column list of data points. The first two columns correspond to x and y coordinates, with data points creating a surface in the z direction from column 3. This gives me a nice wavy ...
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What is the default ColorFunction for Image3D?

What is the default ColorFunction for Image3D? I find it a bit confusing that the most intense colour is not shown where the ...
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PieChart with radial coloring/color function

I am trying to visually compare multiple functions that depend on a single argument running from $0$ to $1$. They describe a radial property and so I thought it would be nice to use a kind of ...
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Overlapping Red and Green ArrayPlots to show yellow intersections

Let's say I have two ArrayPlot[]s. One is in redscale and the other is in greenscale, such that the lowest value is white and the highest value is pure red or ...
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Randomly assigning color to Graphics3D objects?

I have a set of Graphics3D primitives (here, spheres) which I would like to assign either: One of a subset of colors, e.g. {Green, Red} A random color over some RGB interval Writing something ...
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How to speed up Colorize

I have a list of about 500 images similar to the following: A = Import["http://i.stack.imgur.com/1bV4O.png"] ...
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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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How to find a specific color in one picture?

In a picture, there are many different colors. How can I just want to find the position of one color. In the following picture, if I would like to find the coordinates of the position of blue, how can ...
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How can I prevent ColorFunction from disabling antialiasing in graphics?

When I use ColorFunction, the appearance of my plots is ruined, changing from this which has the normal smooth lines and antialiased fonts, to this in which ...
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How to vary color of fill between listplots based on y-distance between them

I have two lists with the same x-values but different y-values. I have used ListPlot to plot and fill the space (line) between them; however, I would like the color ...
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can a ColorFunction have side effects?

Can anyone explain this (to me) odd behavior. If I run this code once (fresh kernel) it works as intended. ...
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Is Mathematica 10 color managed?

With ColorProfileData[] Mathematica 10 can handle device-dependent color spaces. However, images with embedded color profiles, e.g. sRGB, are rendered and displayed ...
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Coloring Points in a Plot, based on their position in the list

Before I describe the question, I'd like to say that I've seen the excellent answers posted here but have not managed to get them to work for my own data. I have a list of values that I would like to ...
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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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Which ColorFunction should I use to get such a gradient of blue-cyan-green-yellow-orange-red?

I want to get the effect in the above Figure. Here is my code: ...
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Match colors to plot themes

How do I get the colors to match the plot theme when I use a PlotLegend that is separate to the plots? I have had a look at How to access new colour schemes in ...
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How to convert rgb to YCbCr?

I looked at ColorConvert, but haven't found a relevant option. Is there a built-in function do this?
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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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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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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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Discrete ColorData scheme with n colors?

I am trying to visualize a problem I am working on. For this, I need $n$ distinct colors which are preferably easy to distinguish. (Obviously, the higher the $n$ is, the harder it is to distinguish ...
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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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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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How do you convert RGBColor to an HTML-style string?

If I run some color processing function, like: Blend[RGBColor /@ {"#DC4E00", "#000000", "#822250", "#FCC11B"}] I get back a ...
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Discrete coloring in Plots

I would like to have a plot that is filled to the axis with Green if the y value is greater than 10, and ...
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Error Using Sow in DensityHistogram with ColorFunction

To find the color values used in a plot, I was using Sow as shown here: ...
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Inverse of Interpreter[“Color”]: Convert a RGBColor to a natural language color name

What is the best way to create the inverse function of Interpreter["Color"]? That function takes a natural language color name like ...
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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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Coloring Points in a List Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ListPlot with each point a different color and a legend bar I want to color the points in a list plot using a function of the (x,y) values. I tried this (example with ...
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Coloring an image with two Color schemes based on a Range

I would like to color an image generated from some data, using two color schemes based on two ranges of the data. This is my attempt: ...
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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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How to create an inverse pole figure color map

To interpret electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) results, inverse pole figures are used. A three dimensional space of directions ([100], [110] and [111] for those who know about crystallography) ...
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Highlight selected points in a plot

I need to change color to selected points dynamically in my plot. ...
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Fixed color scale in multiple density plots

I think there should be a simple solution for my current problem, but neither StackOverflow (or the help of Mathematica) or Google have it. I have to plot multiple density plots with a color ...
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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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How can I set the background color to the Popupmenu?

I want to set the Background color of a PopupMenu to blue. I already searched in the documentation center, but I didn't find any ...
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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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Why does StreamColorFunctionScaling refuse to turn off?

Consider this simple streamline plot: StreamPlot[{-y/10, x/10}, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, StreamColorFunction -> Function[{x, y, u, v}, Hue[v]]] The ...
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Different colors for nodes in tree plot

I have some list of numbers which I am plotting using TreePlot. This is the code: ...
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Adjusting Density Plot Color Function for Diffraction Simulation

I'm trying to simulate Fraunhofer diffraction by a single slit using DensityPlot I run the code: ...
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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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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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Color linear interpolation of ParametricPlot3D

I am looking for any ideas about how to colorize an ellipsoid with a custom gradient style or by a Blend function. I would like to colorize ellipsoid as follows: ...
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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 ...