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

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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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Create a colorbar plot legend

I have the following list of parametric equations lst = {10*Cos[u]*Sin[v], 3*Sin[u]*Sin[v], 2*Cos[v]}; I define the following color function ...
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How to color a BSplineSurface

I am trying to color a BSplineSurface in a complex way but not having any luck using ColorFunction. I can use ...
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Colouring of multiple data sets in DiscretePlot [duplicate]

I noticed the following strange behaviour: Let us first define an array of functions g[k_] := {Sin[k], 2*Sin[k]} gg = g[k] When I plot this array 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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How to make custom discrete color data function

Attempting to make custom discrete color data function: my custom color: is it possible to use my custom color ...
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Plot graphs with ListPointPlot3D and different colours and size of points

Hello I am New in Mathematica. I have a set of points and I want to visualize in Wolfram Mathematica. I want to see big blue points and small green points in one picture. Big Blue points ...
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shade plane with a color function color(x,y)

I am making a RGB color function which assigns an RGB color to each point in the plane. To check if it does what I think it should do (i.e. debugging it), it is helpful to be able to plot the function ...
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Plot a vector valued function of two variables using color density

I have a vector (3D) valued function of two variables. I want to visualize it as a density plot, using R,G,B color values to display the value at the point (x,y). I've come up with a couple of ...
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ListLinePlot with colors from data

I am trying to color a simple 2D plot (using ListLinePlot) based on data in the form of 3-vectors. ...
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ArrayPlot of square matrix: how does ColorFunction -> Automatic work?

Suppose you have the following: tt = Table[{i, j}, {i, 0, 10}, {j, 0, 10}] The table tt is a matrix of pairs, ...
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Giving a custom style a colored gradient background

In Mathematica, customizing Sections, Subsections, Titles and so on, can be done with Format > Style > .... Changing the background color of a style is one of the things you can do. Here is an example ...
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Importing colors from file

I just tried something straightforward (for me): ...
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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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Solving a system of three differential equations

I'm trying to create this coloured graph which I'm going to animate, but I'm stuck with solving a system of three differential equations: ...
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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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Visualization of Gaussian Curvature

I need to visualize Gaussian Curvature of a parametric surface. There is a solution in this math.SE post. However, I'm not sure its working because when I draw a sphere it's all white, but it should ...
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How can I get the color of overlapping disks to be equal in any order?

When Graphics is used, necessarily the objects come in order. This affects which ones obscure others. When Opacity is not 1, it also affects the color. I would like the color of overlaps to depend ...
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ListDensityPlot with discrete bins [duplicate]

We consider a table of the form data = Flatten[Table[{i,j,f[i,j]},{i,1,ni},{j,1,nj}],1] The function f[i_,j_] has been made ...
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Contour coloring and (List)ContourPlot projection

I have two questions concerning (List)ContourPlots. Since they are related to a single visualization desire, I have combined the questions into a single post. I'm hoping that they will be easy to ...
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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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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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Center Diverging color map on a matrix plot

I want to use the color function "RedBlueTones" and I want to center the map at a number. Then I want to blend in the red direction of I am greater than that number and blend in the blue direction if ...
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Plotting with ColorFunction -> GrayLevel - no black

This is probably a fairly trivial question, yet I have been unable to find an answer - help would be much appreciated! :) I am trying to plot a 28 x 28 matrix (tabulated data given here), containing ...
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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 can I get a PieChart to be colored as I wish?

How to use the value of a funtion[label] to assign color to a piece of the pie? (edited after answer of kguler ) My dude is how to control the colors in ranges of a function of [labels] In this way ...
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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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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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How can I change label colors in a colored chart?

I am trying to make a chart with labels, but I would like for the labels on the chart to be white for purposes of visibility. I am aware of the ...
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Calculate the centroid of a group of pixels with the same PixelValuePositions

My question is about how to recognise objects in a image. I would like to recognise objects of the same color. Then I want to calculate the centroid of these objects. I want to apply this calculation ...
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Multiple curves plotted with different colours [duplicate]

I am trying to use ColorFunction for 2 functions on the same plot. I only want the cubic equation to change colour. ...
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Default Chart Color Doesn't Match

I have looked through other posts to find out what the default plot color is, but when I use it, the color doesn't seem to match. Can anyone explain why I'm seeing different output? The reason I ask ...
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ContourPlot or DensityPlot ColorFunction with x, y and z arguments

Is it possible to apply a color function to ContourPlot or DensityPlot that is function of x, y and z, and not simply of z? Example: ...
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Coloring selected elements of a list created with Table [duplicate]

I have a function that returns a list of 100+ elements, using Table[]. For simplification, let's assume that it's just ...
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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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DensityPlot Increase Information

I am trying to make a density plot in Mathematica, however the distribution of the plot is not as visible as I would like. I plotted the same function in python and it contains a greater visible range ...
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How do I change a ColorFunction filling to be top-down as opposed to left-right? [duplicate]

I've been stuck on a seemingly simple Graphics issue for quite a while now... I am trying to make a temperature distribution Plot that will have a colorFunction filling to show red when at a higher ...
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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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RGB numbers for pastel colordata [duplicate]

How can I get the rgb numbers for colors that show up in the colordata "pastel" so I can use them inside a regionplot? I am combining several regionplots and I would like each of the regionlots to be ...
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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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Part::pspec error returned when using a ListLinePlot ColorFunction variable as list index

In ListLinePlot, I'm attempting to construct my own ColorFunction for coloring points differently based on a third dimension of data not plotted to a specific axis. However, ColorFunction only uses ...
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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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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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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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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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Union of plotted regions as sum of colors

I wish to plot 2 functions $f$ and $g$ so that the region bounded by $f$ has color $c_f$, the region bounded by $g$ has color $c_g$, and the region bounded by both has color $c_f+c_g$. E.g. $c_f$ is ...
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Odd colourization for FourierParameters. UI bug?

The Mathematica UI colourizes the FourierParameters in the following ...