[Matplotlib-devel] [rfc] a better interchange format for colormaps

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 21 15:07:26 EDT 2016

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> Though in some sense I suppose one has lost as soon as one is trying
> to use the Colormap interface's float -> color semantics for a
> discrete map

I agree -- I think a discrete set of colors is fundamentally different than
a (logically at least) continuous colormap -- we should simply keep them

> -- the seaborn "palette" concept is in some ways closer
> to what we'd want for qualitative colormaps.




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