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Re: [Mathematica 6.0.1] Confusing documentation on ColorData, where

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  • Subject: [mg81024] Re: [Mathematica 6.0.1] Confusing documentation on ColorData, where
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 03:52:09 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fbqqht$787$1@smc.vnet.net>

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.

Weird. On my system it returns a list of collections. For instance,

In[1]:= ColorData[]

Out[1]= {"Gradients", "Indexed", "Named", "Physical"}

> 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"]

The following expression returns the names of all the color schemes.

In[2]:= ColorData /@ ColorData[]

Out[2]= {{"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"}, {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
    13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,
    30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43}, {"Atoms",
   "GeologicAges", "HTML", "Legacy", "WebSafe"}, {"BlackBodySpectrum",
   "HypsometricTints", "VisibleSpectrum"}}

-- 
Jean-Marc


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