I've tweaked the colormap I proposed a bit so it looks less like viridis:

http://imgur.com/dAFywTw

Colormap script here:

http://paste.yt-project.org/show/6282/

Compared to viridis and the old version, the bottom of the colormap is a bit brighter (less purple, more red), and the middle emphasizes blue colors a bit more than green colors.

I like the name 'arbre' for this colormap.

Does anyone hate the modifications I've made?

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

The results are in!  We had 54 responses.

First choice:

CMAP1: 5 (9.3%)
CMAP2: 29 (53.7%)
CMAP3: 5 (9.3%)
CMAP4: 15 (27.8%)

Second choice:

CMAP1: 11 (20.8%)
CMAP2: 6 (11.3%)
CMAP3: 9 (17%)
CMAP4: 27 (50.9%)

Since CMAP1 got a majority, we don't need to go to instant runoff, but it looks like CMAP4 is the second choice.  There were a number of comments left with the survey, available here: http://paste.yt-project.org/show/L28LFgbcV8F1SNlyZxwi/

Cameron and Nathan both asked to update their cmaps slightly to respond to comments, but I think we can include all four.  Once the updated versions of CMAP2 and CMAP4 are in, I'll issue a PR that includes the following things:

 * The new colormaps added into our available maps
 * The default colormap made into a configuration variable, with its setting set to the CMAP2 name by default
 * Removing the matplotlib.rc() call that changes the cmap globally for all image plots
 * All internal-to-yt imshow and whatnot calls specifically set to using the config value for the default colormap

Thanks everyone!

-Matt

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Jill Naiman <jnaiman@gmail.com> wrote:
+1!!!!!!!!! :)

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:39 PM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk@gmail.com> wrote:
I was going to push for colormap #1 to be octarine, but I think #3 would make a good hypnotoad.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:38 AM, Michael Zingale <michael.zingale@stonybrook.edu> wrote:
can one of the alt colormaps be named hypnotoad?


On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:15 PM, Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343@gmail.com> wrote:
Also if you really like one of these but we don't end up choosing it
as a default, I believe we're planning on giving them all clever names
and including them in yt 3.3.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Matthew Turk <matthewturk@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> The current default colormap that yt uses is called "Algae," and it's been
> with us for a while.  Recently some of us on the yt-dev mailing list (which
> is open to join!) have begun to look at alternate colormaps that have better
> characteristics, particularly from an accessibility perspective.
>
> If you have the time, it would be really, *really* helpful if you could take
> this anonymous, two question (only one of which is mandatory!) poll about
> which of the four candidates we've come up with you like the best.
>
> http://goo.gl/forms/D4qQqkPIMq
>
> Thanks very much!  The poll will be open at least a week, and I'll report
> back the results here sometime after that.
>
> -Matt
>
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