[Matplotlib-devel] Viridis

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Mon Sep 14 04:13:09 CEST 2015

On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 8:59 AM, OceanWolf
<juichenieder-nabb at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Okay, perhaps opening a can of worms here, but the more I use viridis (the
> new colormap), the more I see/notice a rapid change from green to yellow.  I
> love it, it gives a lot of colour for graphs, but it feels a bit uneven at
> the top, the rest of the colorbar looks more smooth. I especially notice
> this now as I plot block area data of an (approximately) continuous
> statistic.

It's entirely possible -- for all the fancy color math that went into
it, it's still the case that every monitor is different, and every
pair of eyes is different, and all the color models are approximations
at best.

But for the same reason, I'm not sure what can be done to improve it.
AFAIK we're already using the best approximations available (and these
are fit using pretty much all the available experimental data).


Nathaniel J. Smith -- http://vorpus.org

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