Oh, the new, perceptual MatplotLib colormaps….. Here’s one stunning, recent Truecolor image of Pluto from the New Horizons mission: Below, I recolored using two of the new colormaps:
Read the full story on NASA’s Visualization Explorer site.
In the first post of this series I argued that we should not build colormaps for azimuth (or phase) data by interpolating linearly between fully saturated hues in RGB or HSL space. A first step […]
In New Matlab isoluminant colormap for azimuth data I showcased a Matlab colormap that I believe is perceptually superior to the conventional, HSV-based colormaps for azimuth data, in that it does not […]
Some great examples After my previous post in this series there was a great discussion on perceptual color palettes with some members of the Worldwide Geophysicists group on LinkedIn. Ian MacLeod shared some really […]
The rainbow is dead…long live the rainbow! – Part 1 The rainbow is dead…long live the rainbow! – Part 2: a rainbow puzzle The rainbow is dead…long live the rainbow! – Part […]
ROYGBIV or YOGRVIB? If you are interested in the topic of color palettes for scientific data, and the rainbow in particular, I would say you ought to read this 2007 […]
Introduction This is the first post in a series on the rainbow and similar color palettes. My goal is to demonstrate it is not a good idea to use these […]