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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Trial version 10 vs Version 10 Prerelease 13

When I open the new trial version (creation id 5099521; 10.0.30732.17750) I get these error messages and only a partial view of the "About" box I haven't run into any particular problem, except ...
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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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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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The default ColorFunction of DensityPlot before v10?

The default ColorFunction of Plot, Plot3D before v10 is respectively mentioned here and ...
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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 ...
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BarChart3D: varying individual bar color

I've been working with a chart like so: ...
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Why are the two shades of the same color in this figure?

Given $S \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ I am trying to plot $f(S)$ for given complex valued function $f$ Looking at other answers on this site for similar questions, I came up with this ...
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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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Color based on (discrete) derivative of function

I am making a very basic stock simulation. I want ListLinePlot to color my stock viewer based on whether the price went up or down from the previous price. Here is ...