Color discontinuity with ColorFunction in ContourPlot

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• Subject: [mg123146] Color discontinuity with ColorFunction in ContourPlot
• From: Chris Young <cy56 at comcast.net>
• Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 06:59:05 -0500 (EST)
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```No matter how many contours I put in, I can't get a smooth match up of
colors across the vertical and horizontal axes in the 2D plot of Sin[x
y].

There's a picture at http://home.comcast.net/~cy56/ContourPlot.png and
a Mathematica notebook file at
http://home.comcast.net/~cy56/ContourPlot.nb.

Manipulate[
Row[
{
Show[
ContourPlot[
Sin[x y], {x, x0, x1}, {y, y0, y1},
Contours -> n,
ColorFunction -> (Hue[0.4 #, sat, bri] &),
ContourStyle -> {Directive[Green, Dotted, AbsoluteThickness[thick],
Opacity[opac]]},
RegionFunction -> Function[{x, y}, Sin[x y] > 0]
],
ContourPlot[
Sin[x y], {x, x0, x1}, {y, y0, y1},
Contours -> n,
ColorFunction -> (Hue[0.4 #, sat, bri] &),
ContourStyle -> {Directive[Red, Dotted, AbsoluteThickness[thick],
Opacity[opac]]},
RegionFunction -> Function[{x, y}, Sin[x y] < 0]
]
],

ContourPlot3D[
Sin[x y] == z, {x, x0, x1}, {y, y0, y1}, {z, -1, 1},
BoxRatios -> {x1 - x0, y1 - y0, 2},
MeshFunctions -> {#3 &},
Mesh -> n,
Lighting -> "Neutral",
ColorFunction -> (Hue[0.4 #3, sat, bri] &)
]
}
],

{{x0, -4}, -4, 4},
{{x1, 4}, -4, 4},

{{y0, -4}, -4, 4},
{{y1, 4}, -4, 4},

{{thick, 1}, 0.1, 4, 0.1},
{{n, 8}, 0, 32, 1},
{{sat, 0.5}, 0, 1},
{{bri, 0.5}, 0, 1},
{{opac, 0.5}, 0, 1}
]

```

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