[R] Selecting / creating unique colours for behavioural / transitional data

Kingsford Jones kingsfordjones at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 13:28:16 CET 2009


example(brewer.pal, pack='RColorBrewer')

Kingsford Jones

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Ross Culloch <ross.culloch at dur.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear all,
> This seems like a simple problem but i've searched the help files and tried
> various options but failed, so apologies in advance for asking what i'm sure
> is an easy thing to do!
> In short, I have displayed behavioural data using the TraMineR package such
> that there is a colour change between the transition of behaviours, however,
> all the methods that i have used thus far have given me gradual changes in
> colour such that it is impossible to tell the difference from several of the
> behaviours. I have looked in the help section here, and looked at various
> books and help files in R, but most seem intent on gradual changes in colour
> for heat, terrain, depth, etc - i may not be looking in the correct places,
> or perhaps i don't know what i'm looking for, exactly.
> The code below is the closest i can get to colours being not too similar,
> but it's still hard to tell apart:
> col <- rainbow(15,start = 0, end = 1, gamma = 0.5)
> What i ideally want to do is create a palette with random colours that are
> no where near one another so that i can tell the 15 different behaviours
> apart - is this possible?
> If anyone can help i would be most greatful!
> Best wishes,
> Ross
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