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Re: Getting Color *names* as strings?


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


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