Re: Getting Color *names* as strings?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg67490] Re: [mg67473] Getting Color *names* as strings?*From*: "Carl K. Woll" <carlw at wolfram.com>*Date*: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 03:51:49 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200606270714.DAA06647@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

AES wrote: > Trying out different named Colors in a plot by using > > greens={CinnabarGreen, ChromeOxideGreen, CobaltGreen, etc}; > > Do[ Plot[ func, range, PlotStyle -> greens[[k]], > PlotLabel -> ToString[greens[[k]]] ] , > {k, 1, Length[greens]} ]; > > Works fine -- except the PlotLabel comes out as "RGB[num, num, num]" -- > and using SymbolName[greens[[1]]] or even SymbolName[CinnabarGreen] does > _not_ give the string "CinnabarGreen". > > How can I get the *name* of each color as a string to put in PlotLabel > or in a Text label? > > (Trivial problem, I agree, but just frustrating enough to be interesting) The simple answer is to use strings in the definition of greens: greens = {"CinnabarGreen", "ChromeOxideGreen", etc.} Do[ Plot[ func, range, PlotStyle->ToExpression[greens[[k]]], PlotLabel->greens[[k]] ], {k, Length[greens]} ] Carl Woll Wolfram Research

**References**:**Getting Color *names* as strings?***From:*AES <siegman@stanford.edu>