[R] colors and palettes and things...

Tuszynski, Jaroslaw W. JAROSLAW.W.TUSZYNSKI at saic.com
Mon May 23 17:56:15 CEST 2005

Colors predefined in R follow closely colors predefined in in HTML language.
And probably countless other websites defining them.


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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Jeff D. Hamann
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 11:35 AM
To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] colors and palettes and things... 

After trying to find if there was a color picker in the FAQs and the help, I
thought I would send a post here. I was overwhelmed with all the wonderful
color choices R has predefined (discovered after typing in
colors()) but can't figure out what they all (by name) look like. Is there a
color picker or some other method to display all those colors next to the

I think I can put together palettes, but another question I have then
regards the building of palettes (a list of variable length I can select or
create myself other than the ones defined by Palette) so I can pass these
colors into functions instead of having to predefine a bunch of colors
myself or use the predefined colors like terrain.colors(n)?

Are there groups of colors in the colors() that I can group together to make
some nice palettes for drawing barplots, etc?


Jeff D. Hamann
Forest Informatics, Inc.
PO Box 1421
Corvallis, Oregon 97339-1421
phone 541-754-1428
fax 541-752-0288
jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com

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