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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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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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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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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Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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How to access new colour schemes in version 10?

Many colour schemes and colour functions can be accessed using ColorData. Version 10 introduced new default colour schemes, and a new customization option using ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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What are the standard colors for plots in Mathematica 10? [duplicate]

Mathematica 10 release appears to have changed the default styling of plots: the most visible changes are thicker lines and different default colors. Thus, answers to this stackoverflow question are ...
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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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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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Set the scale in ColorFunction

The following plot (A) ListLinePlot[{0,1,2,3},ColorFunction->"TemperatureMap"] goes from blue to read. The following plot (B) ...
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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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Convert spectral distribution to RGB color

Presume I have a spectrum as a function of wavelength (an example being the blackbody spectrum): I want to convert that to a single RGB color to display on-screen, i.e. the "color" of that object ...
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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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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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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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Define a color function using Piecewise

How can I define a ColorFunction for my ContourPlot using Piecewise? For example after ...
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How to change element color in Periodic Table?

The command ColorData["Atoms", "Panel"] generates a periodic table. As I don't want to reinvent the wheel, I asked myself how to change the color of each cell ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the default ColorFunction for 3D plots?

This should be a really simple question, but it isn't in the documentation for some perverse reason. I like the default ColorFunction that Mathematica uses for ...
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Invert Colors Stylesheet White on Black

There have been a couple studies done that showed that white text on a black background increase recall of data. Although this is certainly debatable how might I invert the colors of Notebook font ...
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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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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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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 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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Is it possible to insert new colour schemes into ColorData?

Because of the standards in my field, for many plots I need to use (or at least end up using) rather narrowly defined colour schemes, and in particular the Matlab "Jet" scheme, which is well described ...
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Modify existing color scheme

I am using the "TemperatureMap" color scheme for image processing. How can I set the lowest color value to Black? Generally ...
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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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Color scheme used by Colorize?

The Colorize function is often used to display the results produced by MorphologicalComponents: ...
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A better “VisibleSpectrum” function?

Since ColorData["VisibleSpectrum"] is wrong I would like to have a more accurate function to use. Can this information be extracted from Mathematica itself?
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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 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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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 ...