traverse color space

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2010-11-10
2013-04-24
  • Gauis Plinius
    Gauis Plinius
    2010-11-10

    Background: As you know, the first command gives a nice spectrum; the second mixes red and blue paint so we see a muddy purple at midrange:
    1) set image colorscale hsb 0 1 1 .max. hsb 0.6667 1 1 .min.
    2) set image colorscale rgb 1 0 0 .max. rgb 0 0 1 .min.

    QUESTION: Is there an easy way to traverse from red to white to blue
    (That color ramp has merit  (see colorbrewer2.org).   By "easy" I mean without laboriously specifying many RGB values.)

     
  • Cody
    Cody
    2010-11-11

    Just because it is laborious doesn't mean it hasn't already been done!

    I have posted a red-to-white-to-blue colorscale at http://homes.comet.ucar.edu/~codyk/red_white_blue.color.  You would use it as you would any other colorscale read from a file, e.g.:

    open red_white_blue.color
    read image colorscale
    close red_white_blue.color

    I can't guarantee that the file will be available at that link forever, but it will certainly be there for a few months (in case anyone stumbles upon this thread in the future).

    Enjoy!