ColorRamps {hexbin}R Documentation

Color ramps on perceptually linear scales

Description

Functions for returning colors on perceptually linear scales, where steps correspond to ‘just detectable differences’.

Usage

LinGray (n, beg=1, end=92)
BTC     (n, beg=1, end=256)
LinOCS  (n, beg=1, end=256)
heat.ob (n, beg=1, end=256)
magent  (n, beg=1, end=256)
plinrain(n, beg=1, end=256)

Arguments

n number of colors to return from the ramp
beg begining of ramp, integer from 1-255
end end of ramp, integer from 1-255

Details

Several precalulated color ramps, that are on a perceptually linear color scale. A perceptually linear color scale is a scale where each jump corresponds to a “just detectable difference” in color and the scale is percieved as linear by the human eye (emprically determined).

When using the ramps, if beg is less than end the ramp will be reversed.

Value

returns an array of colors

Author(s)

Nicholas Lewin-Koh

References

Haim Levkowitz (1997) Color Theory and Modeling for Computer Graphics, Visualization, and Multimedia Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston/London/Dordrecht. http://www.cs.uml.edu/~haim/ColorCenter/

See Also

rainbow, terrain.colors, rgb, hsv

Examples

h <- hexbin(rnorm(10000),rnorm(10000))
plot.hexbin(h, colramp=BTY)
#looks better if you shave the tails
plot.hexbin(h,colramp=function(n){LinOCS(n,beg=15,end=225)})

[Package hexbin version 1.0.10 Index]