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Re: [Mathematica 6.0.1] Confusing documentation on ColorData,

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  • Subject: [mg81026] Re: [mg81002] [Mathematica 6.0.1] Confusing documentation on ColorData,
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 03:53:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200709070611.CAA06993@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

    ColorData[]
{Gradients, Indexed, Named, Physical}

    ColorData["Gradients"]
{DarkRainbow,Rainbow,Pastel,Aquamarine,BrassTones,BrownCyanTones,CherryTones,CoffeeTones,FuchsiaTones,GrayTones,GrayYellowTones,GreenPinkTones,PigeonTones,RedBlueTones,RustTones,SiennaTones,ValentineTones,AlpineColors,ArmyColors,AtlanticColors,AuroraColors,AvocadoColors,BeachColors,CandyColors,CMYKColors,DeepSeaColors,FallColors,FruitPunchColors,IslandColors,LakeColors,MintColors,NeonColors,PearlColors,PlumColors,RoseColors,SolarColors,SouthwestColors,StarryNightColors,SunsetColors,ThermometerColors,WatermelonColors,RedGreenSplit,DarkTerrain,GreenBrownTerrain,LightTerrain,SandyTerrain,BlueGreenYellow,LightTemperatureMap,TemperatureMap,BrightBands,DarkBands}

And similarly for ColorData"Named"}, etc.
Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> ref/ColorData  says
> 
> "ColorData[]
>      gives a list of names collections of color schemes"
> 
> But When I type ColorData[] nothing really comes up.
> 
> Also, in ref/ColorFunction it says (2/3 down the first page)  it says
> 
> " The list of possible color function names is given by 
> ColorData["Gradients"] "
> 
> I am basically looking for names of ColorFunctions that I can use with
> 
>            ContourPlot[....,ColorFunction->??]
> 
> I'd like to get a list of such names to try them out. Something like in this 
> example
> 
>    Plot3D[Sin[x*y], {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3}, ColorFunction -> 
> "BlueGreenYellow"]
> 
> Thanks,
> Nasser 
> 
> 

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