FW: Question on Ordering

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• Subject: [mg47008] FW: Question on Ordering
• From: "Owen, HL (Hywel)" <H.L.Owen at dl.ac.uk>
• Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 03:50:21 -0500 (EST)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I've answered my own question! Kind of obvious really, if you use the
function Normalise:

Normalise[list_]:=((list-#)/(Max[list]-#))&[Min[list]]

which converts any list into a set of values from zero to one.

Then the plot can be done using:

{Hue[#] & /@ Normalise[B], Point[#] & /@ Transpose[{A,B}]}
//Transpose//Graphics//Show

Unless there's a simpler method?

Hywel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Owen, HL (Hywel)
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Sent: 19 March 2004 11:54
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg47008] Question on Ordering
>
>
> I have two sets of data A and B of the same length, that I'd
> like to plot one against the other - this is easy of course:
>
> ListPlot[Transpose[{A,B}]
>
> What I'd like to do next is to colour each point according to
> the value of B (or A in principle). The points are easily
> generated using:
>
> Point[#]&/@Transpose[{A,B}]
>
> And if I have a list of colours C I can do something like
>
> {Hue[#]&/@C,Point[#]&/@Transpose[{A,B}]}//Transpose//Graphics//Show
>
> The question is how to generate the list of colours C. Note
> that I don't want to sort A and B, since I want to leave them
> alone to plot {A,D}, {A,E} later on.
>
> I tried various combinations of Ordering[] and Position[] but
> didn't get anywhere. Anyone have any idea?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Hywel
>
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