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RE: Just primitive ColorFunction

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  • Subject: [mg87383] RE: [mg87348] Just primitive ColorFunction
  • From: "Jose Luis Gomez" <jose.luis.gomez at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 05:54:45 -0400 (EDT)
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Dear Serych

It is Not necessary to use ColorFunction. You can achieve this goal with
FillingStyle->{Red,Blue}, try the following code:

Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,4 Pi},


-----Mensaje original-----
De: =A9er=FDch Jakub [mailto:Serych at]
Enviado el: Martes, 08 de Abril de 2008 04:38 a.m.
Para: mathgroup at
Asunto: [mg87348] Just primitive ColorFunction

I think, that it must be something very simple, but I cannot find the

I need to fill the Plot so, that area above the axis will be red and =
below the axis will be blue. I tried it in a such way:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 4 Pi} ,
 AxesOrigin -> {0, 0},
 Axes -> {True, True},
 PlotStyle -> Thick,
 ColorFunction ->
  If[Sin[x] >= 0, RGBColor[1, 0, 0], RGBColor[0, 0, 1]],
 Filling -> Axis,
 ImageSize -> {380, 280}]

But Mathematica says, that If is not a valid Color.

If I try it with Function (according to examples in ColorFunction help),

ColorFunction ->
 Function[x, If[Sin[x] >= 0, RGBColor[1, 0, 0], RGBColor[0, 0, 1]]],

it is working, but the color of Filling is red allover the range.

Thanks for any hint, how to achieve the +Red/-Blue filling.


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