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

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Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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Gradient/ColorFunction in Disk with transparent background

My goal is to make an iOS-like enable/disable switch like this: I use a LocatorPane for the slider with so-called "jumps" to only make two settings possible: ...
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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 color separate a colored-in-pencil drawing?

I'd like to pick out just the "pencil" color in some drawings done by a young member of the household (he'd like to print out copies of these pictures and distribute them to his class mates on the ...
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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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Graph: Coloring Edges individually

CODE: Graph[{Style[0 -> 1, Red], Style[0 -> 1, {Blue, Dashed}]}] This mathematica code will make both lines solid Red, since they belong to the same two ...
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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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Is it possible to render Graphics with more than “Byte” bitdepth?

I wonder is it possible to render Graphics in Mathematica with bitdepth higher than "Byte" which is the maximum bitdepth ...
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My black text isn't black after exporting to PDF

Consider any standard plot, with true CMYK black text: ...
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ShowSelection color

The color of a selection is controlled by the operating system. E.g., enter the following code in separate cells. ...
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Plot all curves in a table with a single color

I want all of my solutions in a table to be the same color. My attempt: ...
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How can I set different opacity values for the background of a ListPlot

In the following example: ListPlot[{1, 2, 3}, Background -> Green] how can I set the Opacity[] for the background such ...
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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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Coloring an image with two Color schemes based on a Range

I would like to color an image generated from some data using two colorschemes based on two ranges of the data. This is my attempt. ...
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Providing a color function for ListPointPlot3D

Is there a way to write ListPointPlot3D expression, so when given a list of points, the the color of the points plotted is a function of the index/element number of ...
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Parameters for the CIE XYZ Color Space in Mathematica

In Mathematica, producing a color based on its RGB parameters is easy; one can use (for example) ...
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ListContourPlot-ColorFunction

How can I use ONLY the central 90% of the spectrum, not the whole range? For example, I do not like to see the lowest values in purple, but in deep blue color. ...
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mixing color of individual parts of a function in DensityPlot

I have a function which is a sum of three terms and I want to plot it in a DensityPlot. However, I would like that the ColorFunction would be the RGBColor resulting of the mixed R color corresponding ...
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How do I show only the intrinsic color of 3D polygons?

System: Mathematica 9, Windows 7. I want to assign a polygon a color in such a way that it is rendered in that color irrespective of any ambient light sources. In other words I want Yellow to be ...
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Modifying the built in graphic format of colors

Can users modify the default format of colors in the front end? Red For example, dimensions, aspect ratio, EdgeForm? The motivation is the functional ...
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BarLegend using Function that uses Blend

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.1 I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, but I don't even know how to look for it. I had this line of code that worked on a Notebook I wrote on Mathematica 9.0: ...
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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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ColorFunction and/or ColorScaling issue with ParametricPlot3D

My goal is to use ColorFunction to color a cylinder based on the $z$ value of a separate Plot3D. I'm not sure if I am making a ...
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Sharp ListDensityPlot

I have some quantity varying with time (horizontal axis of the plot): it first oscillates then it has a jump (larger than the amplitude of the oscillations), then it continues oscillating. I have that ...
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Odd colourization for FourierParameters. UI bug?

The Mathematica UI colourizes the FourierParameters in the following ...
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CMYK colour using Drawing Tools

I'd like to use the Drawing Tools palette to draw objects in CMYK colour. The only way I seem able to change the colours of these objects is to use the window shown below. Edit Is there a way to ...
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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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Coloring a shape according to a function

I would like to create a $2D$ shape, say an ellipse, where each point in the ellipse is colored according a RGB function, so at point ...
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Character display color

I'm looking to cause the front end to display individual characters in a specific color, just in general, as a default sort of thing. For instance, the character "1" would always display as a red 1, ...
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Plotting two functions with dependent input function

I have defined a function: myJ2[n_] := 1/n* Total[RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0, 1], n]^2] This is basically an approximation to the gaussian integral. I ...
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How to produce a matrix plot from 3 matrices a, b and c following RGBColor[a[[i,j]],b[[i,j]],c[[i,j]]]?

I am trying to produce a single-plot from 3 matrices, let's say: ...
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Overlapping Spheres with a Shared Blank Region

We have two similar overlapped spheres in a way that the distance between their centers is smaller than the sum of their radius (2R>a). As I show here: Also, we want to draw them in a such way that ...
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Gridding in a Nested Matrix

We have a nested matrix as: nested={{he, {{e, f, g, h}, {s, 0, q, i}, {s, 0, q, j}}}, {ho, {{e, f, g, h}, {0, u, t, i}, {u, t, 0, j}}}} and with the line ...
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Using two color functions in a MatrixPlot

I'm trying to use two color functions within one MatrixPlot in Mathematica. Is it possible to do this? For example, using a very simple matrix: ...
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Filling a plotted line both below and above the line

I'm relatively new to Mathematica. I tried looking for a solution online but couldn't find anything. I want to fill a plotted line both above the line (one color) and below (another color). 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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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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ColorFunction uses graphics coordinates instead of Plot3D coordinates

I've had the same effect in Mathematica 9 and 10. I'm trying to color a 3D Plot with another function, let's call it colorFun ( it should highlight the areas where the colorFun is above a certain ...
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GraphPlot with black edges no rendering function

Is there any way to make the edges of a GraphPlot black without tediously writing out a long "EdgeRenderingFunction"? I guess you could ask the same kind of question about vertex labeling. For ...
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Change the colour of a ListPlot element in each iteration of Manipulate

I would like to modify the colour of dots in a ListPlot[Table[function]], e.g ...
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How to extract RGB arguments as a list

Although the following lines of code work fine they are very awkward. My questions are below a = RGBColor[1, 0, 0] b = RGBColor[0, 1, 0] Is there a more compact ...
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Colorize Grayscale Image

I have a grayscale image that contains two objects. The grayscale pixel values can be divided into three intervals where two of them represent objects and the third represents the background. The ...
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Calculating pleasant colors for source code or web-design

I really like when the programs or editors I use have pleasant colors. Sometimes when there's nothing else to do or sometimes when there are very important, but incredibly boring things to do, I find ...
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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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CMYK colours changing

If I draw a coloured diagram like Graphics[{CMYKColor[0, 0.83, 1, 0], Rectangle[{0, 0}], CMYKColor[1, 0, 0, 0], Rectangle[{0.5, 0.5}]}] and select the red ...
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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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Are there more pre-existing ColorFunction options?

Such as "DarkRainbow", "Rainbow", "BlueGreenYellow", and ...
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Can't Get BarChart to use ColorFunction

I'm trying to get a BarChart to colour negative valued bars red and positive valued bars green but I'm having a time trying to do it. My latest attempt is: ...
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Coloring the points in a ListPlot with the value of another function [duplicate]

I'm a relative beginner in Mathematica, but after reading the forums for a long time, I couldn't understand one thing: I want to plot a list h. Let's call it ...