palettes: Colours palettes

Description Usage Arguments Details Value See Also Examples

Description

Functions for creating a vector of colours from pre-specified palettes.

Usage

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Arguments

n

a numerical value specifying the number of colours in the palette.

Details

jet.colors() creates a palette of colours which tend to have high brightness and not uniform luminance. Furthermore, the brightest colours, yellow and cyan, are used for intermediate data values, and this has the effect of emphasizing uninteresting (and arbitrary) values while de-emphasizing the extremes. For these reasons this popular palette is not recommended.
spectral.colors() creates a palette based on ColorBrewer http://colorbrewer2.org, so the resulting colours have a much uniform luminance.
The bl2gr.colors() palette returns a palette of colours from blue to green.

Value

Returns a character vector of colours encoded in hexadecimal values.

See Also

colors, rgb.

Examples

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jet.colors(9)
spectral.colors(9)
bl2gr.colors(9)

par(mfrow = c(3,1), mar = c(1,1,1,1))
n = 21
image(1:21, 1, as.matrix(1:21), col = jet.colors(21),
      ylab = "", xlab = "", xaxt = "n", yaxt = "n", bty = "n")
image(1:21, 1, as.matrix(1:21), col = spectral.colors(21),
      ylab = "", xlab = "", xaxt = "n", yaxt = "n", bty = "n")
image(1:21, 1, as.matrix(1:21), col = bl2gr.colors(21),
      ylab = "", xlab = "", xaxt = "n", yaxt = "n", bty = "n")

luca-scr/GA documentation built on Jan. 14, 2019, 11:16 a.m.