How can I extract the colors used by default in the BulletGauge?

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  • $\begingroup$ You mean you want to know which colours are used in the bar, the darkred,blue,greenish etc.? $\endgroup$ – Feyre Aug 16 '16 at 8:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Feyre For a rude use I would use a pick up color of paint-design colors. What I want is the list of colors, as colors as mathematica knows it, or as you describe for a future swaping $\endgroup$ – Mika Ike Aug 16 '16 at 8:34


A programmatic approach using Trace:

  BulletGauge[{1, 1.8, 3, 3.4, 4, 5}, {2.4, 2.9}, {0, 3.5, 4.8}],
] // Flatten // First
ColorData[63, 1]


ColorData[63, "ColorList"]

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Related examples:


This can also be found by spelunking the definition of BulletGauge itself using tools from:

One find that the inner definition is Charting`iLinearGauge


PrintDefinitions @ Charting`iLinearGauge

Within that one finds a hard-coded color source:

Charting`padList[{{ColorData[63][#1] &, None}}, numvals]
  • $\begingroup$ @mr-wizard Yes, that´s the answer! $\endgroup$ – Mika Ike Aug 16 '16 at 8:45

Here's what I did:

All Mathematica plotting functions use a range of ColorData[].

Table[ColorData[i, "ColorList"], {i, 1, 96}] // TableForm

Prints all the ColorData lists. From this you can count (you can change the range of the Table[]), that the one you want is nr63.

ColorData[63, "ColorList"]

Gives this list.

colours = ColorData[63, "ColorList"]
a = colours[[5]]
colours[[5]] = colours[[6]];
colours[[6]] = a
BulletGauge[{1, 1.8, 3, 3.4, 4, 5}, {2.4, 2.9}, {0, 3.5, 4.8}, 
 ImageSize -> Large, GaugeStyle -> colours]

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  • $\begingroup$ ok, I like it,... but... How can I know that BulletGauges use the secuence number 63? $\endgroup$ – Mika Ike Aug 16 '16 at 8:43
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    $\begingroup$ @MikaIke I updated the answer on your other question. $\endgroup$ – Feyre Aug 16 '16 at 8:45
  • $\begingroup$ @MikaIke Which has now been rolled back, so I edited my answer here. $\endgroup$ – Feyre Aug 16 '16 at 8:48

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