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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Blend code for built-in ColorData schemes

Hi I want to get a blend similar to "SunsetColors". To make those slight modifications, I would like to know the precise blend of that color scheme. My try: ...
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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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X-Y scatter plot with coloring dependent on Z value

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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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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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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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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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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Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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How to blend some colors on a curve

I need to define a color gradient on a 3D curve, but I'm having some problems with this. Suppose we have a 3D curve defined as a parametric function of some real variable ...
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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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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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Color of a plane in Contourplot3D

I have the following code example: ...
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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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How to find major color in a picture?

I want to find the major color (the color which appears most often) in a picture and do some analysis later. For example, if I have this picture: What I want to do is find out that gray, red, ...
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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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Color scheme used by Colorize?

The Colorize function is often used to display the results produced by MorphologicalComponents: ...
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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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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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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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How to change default notebook background color?

How does one change the default notebook background color?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frontend coloring of Table[x, {x, 0, x}]

I have a small question about how the Mathematica frontend colours in the variables that appear in (wrongly written) iterators. More specifically, I'm intrigued by the colour of the third ...
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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 ...