# Tagged Questions

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

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### Define a color function using Piecewise

How can I define a ColorFunction for my ContourPlot using Piecewise? For example after ...
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### X-Y scatter plot with coloring dependent on Z value [duplicate]

I have an array of $(x,y,z)$ triples (array dimensions: N x 3), from which I can make a 2D scatterplot of $(x,y)$ values: ...
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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 can I invert the colors in a color bar

I have this Mathematica 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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### 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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### How to paint part of DateListPlot?

My graph is about fires (burned area) over 12 years presented in one Date List Log Plot. Because most of fires are in summer (as expected) I would like to highlight that with different background ...
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### Colors not showing in Graphics3D

The following code works, except that the colors aren't showing in the output. Wh? I probably made a trivial mistake, but I'm yet unable to find it. ...
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### Mathematica color schemes for the colorblind

Does Mathematica have a graphics option that makes plots intelligible for people with colorblindness?
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### Draw only the top of the boundary of a function in Plot3d

So currently I have via combining 3 Plot3D's in a show. My question is how can I make it so that the ONLY portion of that border highlighted green, is the "curving portion" in the xy plane, rather ...
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### Color coding based on 4D data within a building

I am trying to create something similar to a Heatmap within a building. Suppose I have a room with dimensions, {30,40,50} as length, width, and height respectively. I have a set of data that is of ...
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### How can I change the color of the bar in a ProgressIndicator?

I want to change the color of the progress bar in a ProgressIndicator. I want the progress bar to be red instead of green. For this purpose I wrote the following ...
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### How to color lines in Epilog

I often use Epilog to label lines within graphs, and I like to coordinate the color of the labels with the color of the lines they're labeling. This is no problem. However, I'm currently working on a ...
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### Color plot markers using If statement

I am calculating eigenvlaues. Some are negative, some are positive. I define the index nn and mm (as well as np and mp) of each matrix element by some functions that assign positive, zero and negative ...
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### Controlling Bar Color in BarChart precisely [duplicate]

I'm trying to control the color of individual bars in a BarChartwhen I pass a 2 dimensional list of data to plot. What I want to accomplish is that for each pair of ...
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### How does one adjust ColorFunction quality independently of surface quality?

I have a function $f:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ which I would like to visualize by by plotting $|f|$ with Plot3D using $\operatorname{Arg}f$ as the ...
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### How to convert a hex color string to RGBColor?

For example: "#FF8000". How could I convert it to RGBColor or Hue?
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### How to colorize a rectangle with a given color function?

I want to set color to a rectangle (in fact a line) that lies on (0,0) and (1,0), and the color function is given by $u(x,t)=t(x-x^2), 0\leq t\leq1$. Since, this $u(x,t)$ act as temperature at the ...
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### HSB -> HSL Converter

Starting from an image I would like to apply a custom filter to an image. I have thought and implemented this filter in HSL space and it goes like this : Boost the saturation of the pixels that ...
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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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### How can I colorize an imported model?

How can I colorize an imported model from for example 3ds max? I'm trying to find the way to colorize a 3D plot from an imported model with something like this: ...
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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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### 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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### problem with coloring spherical harmonics

I want to color a spherical harmonics. So I write as follows. ...
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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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### Filling for ListPolarPlot

I want to use Filling for ListPolarPlot in such a way that the points in the list are joined to the origin with a line colored ...
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I have a data file with triplets. The first two numbers indicate the x and y position, while the third one is the log10 value of a particular indicator. I want to create a 2D plot in which the ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### The correct way to linearize colorspace before resizing, blurring etc

There was an interesting discussion on MathGroups dealing with the fact that image-processing functions in Mathematica (and many other software, including Adobe Photoshop) work with RGB, Grayscale ...
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### Problem achiving effect I want with ColorFunction

I want to create a plot showing historical annual maximum and minimum temperatures. I've figured out how to get 10 years of historical temperature data from Wolfram|Alpha. The plot below shows the ...
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### logticks in a colorbar

I have a question on using logarithmic ticks in a colorbar in Mathematica 8.0 . I use the package ColorbarPlot (...
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### Pattern that matches colors

Suppose I'm writing a function that takes a color as a parameter; for example: drawShape[color_] := Graphics[{Style[Disk[], color]}]; But if the caller inputs an ...
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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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### 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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### 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 ...