Re: Getting Color *names* as strings?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg67492] Re: Getting Color *names* as strings?*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 03:51:56 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK*References*: <e7qmpk$6ne$1@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) > What about the following workaround? In[1]:= << "Graphics`Colors`" greensTxt = {"CinnabarGreen", "ChromeOxideGreen", "CobaltGreen"}; greens = ToExpression /@ greensTxt; Do[Plot[x^(k), {x, -2, 2}, PlotStyle -> greens[[k]], PlotLabel -> greensTxt[[k]]], {k, 1, Length[greens]}]; HTH, Jean-Marc