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# ColorData

 ColorData["scheme"]gives a function that generates colors in the named color scheme when applied to parameter values. ColorData["scheme", "property"]gives the specified property of a color scheme. ColorData["collection"]gives a list of color schemes in a named collection. gives a list of named collections of color schemes.
• ColorData["scheme"][par] or ColorData["scheme", par] gives the RGBColor object corresponding to parameter value par in the specified scheme.
• Typical collections of schemes include:
 "Gradients" continuous normalized color gradients "Indexed" colors indexed by successive integers "Named" collections of named colors "Physical" colors determined by physical parameters
• Color gradients have a single parameter that ranges from 0 to 1.
• ColorData[n, ...] uses the n indexed color palette.
• Possible properties in ColorData["scheme", "property"] include:
 "ColorFunction" a color function to be applied to parameters "ColorList" list of colors for finite indexed color schemes "ColorRules" color rules for discrete color schemes "Image" a graphics image showing colors in the scheme "Name" English name for the color scheme "Panel" a clickable panel showing colors in the scheme "ParameterCount" the number of parameters used in the scheme "Range" range of possible values for the first parameter {"Range",i} range of possible values for the parameter
• Ranges are specified as they would be for a slider:
 {xmin,xmax} continuous values from xmin to xmax {xmin,xmax,dx} discrete values in steps dx {{x1,x2,...}} specific discrete values
Return a function that generates colors:
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Plot a surface with gradient colors:
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Use an indexed color scheme for plot styles:
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Use an indexed color scheme for contour shading:
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