A question about ColorData input arguments.

I want to color a point in a graph I have, but I don't want to use the built in colors (orange, green, blue etc) I saw someone coloring a point using ColorData function, like so:

    Graphics[{ColorData[96, 10], PointSize[Large], Point[{-\[Pi], 0}], 
  Point[{0, 0}], Point[{\[Pi], 0}], Point[{2 \[Pi], 0}], 
  Point[{3 \[Pi], 0}], Point[{4 \[Pi], 0}], Point[{5 \[Pi], 0}]}],

(in this case ColorData[96,10] comes out as orange.) I know that the first argument in colordata should be the color scheme, but what is 96 ? is there a chart of all colors in all schemes and numbered?


  • $\begingroup$ The first value goes from 1-113 and you select a sceme and the second from 1-10 $\endgroup$
    – ZaMoC
    Nov 9, 2018 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ I am confused, does the accepted answer address your questions? Because I don't see how. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Nov 9, 2018 at 11:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Kuba I finished the numbered chart. do you like it? $\endgroup$
    – ZaMoC
    Nov 9, 2018 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ @J42161217 I was rather expecting to get an answer to witch, named or whatever scheme, does e.g. ColorData[96] corresponds to. But if that was not OP's question then fine :) $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Nov 9, 2018 at 12:12

1 Answer 1


Here is the numbered chart

Graphics[Text[Style[i, Small]], ImageSize -> 20], {i, 0, 10}]}, 
Table[Join[{Graphics[Text[Style[k, Small]], ImageSize -> 20]}, 
Table[Graphics[{ColorData[k, j], Disk[]}, ImageSize -> 20], {j, 
  10}]], {k, 113}]]]    

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you ! this solves my conundrum! $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2018 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ I'm glad I helped ;) $\endgroup$
    – ZaMoC
    Nov 9, 2018 at 12:35

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