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  • Subject: [mg47008] FW: Question on Ordering
  • From: "Owen, HL (Hywel)" <H.L.Owen at>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 03:50:21 -0500 (EST)
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I've answered my own question! Kind of obvious really, if you use the
function Normalise:


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}]}

Unless there's a simpler method?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Owen, HL (Hywel) 
To: mathgroup at
> Sent: 19 March 2004 11:54
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> 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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