LAB: Create LAB Colors

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/colorspace.R

Description

This function creates colors of class “LAB”; a subclass of the virtual color-class class.

Usage

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LAB(L, A, B, names)

Arguments

L, A, B

these arguments give the L, A and B coordinates of the colors. The values can be provided in separate L, A and B vectors or in a three-column matrix passed as L.

names

a vector of names for the colors (by default the row names of L are used).

Details

The L, A and B values give the coordinates of the colors in the CIE L*a*b* space. This is a transformation of the 1931 CIE XYZ space which attempts to produce perceptually based axes. Luminance takes values between 0 and 100, and the other coordinates take values between -100 and 100. The a and b coordinates measure positions on green/red and blue/yellow axes.

Value

An object of class LAB which inherits from class color.

Author(s)

Ross Ihaka

See Also

RGB, HSV, XYZ, LAB, polarLAB, LUV, polarLUV.

Examples

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## Show the LAB space
set.seed(1)
x <- RGB(runif(1000), runif(1000), runif(1000))
y <- as(x, "LAB")
head(x)
head(y)
plot(y)

Example output

             R         G        B
[1,] 0.2655087 0.5308088 0.871805
            L         A         B
[1,] 76.00763 -4.987872 -28.84153

colorspace documentation built on May 2, 2019, 12:49 p.m.