Defines functions color.scale

Documented in color.scale

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color.scale <- function(z, col = tim.colors, NC=256,
    zlim = NULL, transparent.color = "white", eps = 1e-08) {
# converts real values to a color scale of NC values.
# role of eps is to prevent values exactly at the end of the range from being
# missed
# convert factor or character z to integers
    colFactor<- FALSE
    levelsZ<- NULL
    if( is.character(z)){
        z<- as.factor( z)
    if( is.factor( z)){
        levelsZ<- levels(z)
        z<- as.integer(z) 
        NC<- length( levelsZ)

    if (is.null(zlim)) {
        zlim <- range(z, na.rm = TRUE)
    z[(z < zlim[1]) | (z > zlim[2])] <- NA
    if( is.function(col)){
        col<- col(NC)
    NC <- length(col)
    span<- zlim[2]-zlim[1]
    # expand breaks slightly to include obs on the boundaries. 
    breaks <- seq(zlim[1] - span*eps,
                  zlim[2] + span*eps , 
                    length.out= NC + 1)
    # the magic of R ...
    icolor <- cut(c(z), breaks)@.Data
    # returned values is a vector of character hex strings encoding the colors.
     colorMap<- ifelse(is.na(icolor),
                         transparent.color, col[icolor])
# add zlim and col table as attributes so one can add
#  a legend and know what one is doing.     
    attr( colorMap,"zlim")<- zlim
    attr(colorMap,"col")<- col
    attr(colorMap,"levelsZ")<- levelsZ
# potential hooks for colorBar functions
    colorMapInfo<- list( col=col, zlim=zlim)
# .fieldsColorMapInfo <<- colorMapInfo
    return( colorMap)

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fields documentation built on June 25, 2021, 5:08 p.m.