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

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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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Comparing 2 Data Sets in a Single Plot

I have 2 data sets, data1 and data2 with large (in the thousands) amounts of data and I want to compare them in a plane. They ...
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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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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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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 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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White regions in DensityPlot — is this a bug with ColorFunctionScaling?

Is this a bug with ColorFunctionScaling? When I try to supply my own ColorFunction Mathematica seems to partially ignore it, ...
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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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Why is the test in my ColorFunction not behaving as expected?

In my code I have a ColorFunction that is meant to highlight all values of $f(x)$ that are greater than $x$ ...
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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 assign different colors to list plotted in ParametricPlot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference in Plot when using Evaluate vs when not using Evaluate I am plotting galaxies and I would like to color them according to their redshift values using a ...
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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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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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Hue shade colours

Looking at the plot below, how can I know what colours made the Hue shade? ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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ColorData[“VisibleSpectrum”] is wrong?

I am trying to visualize the visible spectrum using the built-in ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] function which "colors based on light wavelength in nanometers". But I ...
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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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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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Density plot on the surface of sphere

I would like to make density plots of a list of (size 2 or 3) spherical harmonics on the surface of a sphere. I'd like to plot it so that each element of that list is using a different color (red ...
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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 ...
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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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how to dynamically change color of setterbar

I have a SetterBar with 3 values. I want that when I hover the cursor on any of the SetterBar value,it changes its color and ...
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Adapt ColorFunction in Array Plot

The problem I'm facing is how to adapt ColorFunction so that it ranges from green (low values) to red (high values): ...
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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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Create colour with given lightness value

How can I create a colour of my chosen hue with a given fixed lightness level? For example, how can I create a reddish colour, col, so that ...
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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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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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Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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Use ColorFunction in ListLinePlot with If

The following code ListLinePlot[{2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12}, ColorFunction -> Function[{x, y}, If[x <= 3, Blue, Red]]] should produce blue lines for $x\le3$ and ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Using uniform coloring in MatrixPlot

I have a rectangular matrix, which is m-by-10. Each element is either 0 or 1. I would like 0 to correspond to white elements, and 1 to red elements. This works ...
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Exporting a dashed plot with a color gradient to a vector graphics format ruins the dashing

When exporting a dashed plot with a color gradient to a vector graphics format such as EPS or PDF, the dashing is partly ruined. For example, this command: ...
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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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Is there a way to access the (lexically) current colour inside Graphics?

Note that this is not a duplicate of the question over there. That one asks for a given point, while I'm asking about the lexical structure (which, of course, is not directly related to any point in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to save plots in grayscale

As sophomoric as this question seems, how should I save plots in grayscale in Mathematica? I generally like eps images for their scalability and I use ghostscript or other third party perl scripts ...
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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 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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How to change the default ColorData used in Mathematica's Plot?

This question leads on from the recent question What are the standard colors for plots in Mathematica? There it was determined that the default color palette used by ...