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

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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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Spreading colors in ListContourPlot

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 etc....
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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 ColorBrewer. Is it possible to create a interpolated function from those sample ...
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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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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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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 function....
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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 green....
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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 change color dynamically?

I am new to Mathematica and want to change the FillingStyle Dynamically in this Plot. I want ...
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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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Applying different color to result of a geometric transformation

Background: consider the following two snippets. ...
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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 ...