[R] colors and palettes and things...

John Maindonald john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Thu May 26 14:43:34 CEST 2005

The DAAG package has the following:

   show.colors(type=c("singles", "shades", "grayshades"), 

I am sure there are better ways to do the ordering than my ad hoc 

John Maindonald             email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
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On 24 May 2005, at 11:04 AM, r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch wrote:

> From: "Jeff D. Hamann" <jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com>
> Date: 23 May 2005 4:35:27 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] colors and palettes and things...
> Reply-To: jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com
> 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 name?
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Jeff.
> -- 
> 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
> www.forestinformatics.com

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