Adding colormaps?

Albert-Jan Roskam sjeik_appie at
Mon Jan 23 15:35:52 EST 2017

(sorry for top-posting)
I does not appear to be possible in matplolibrc (1). But you can use to register new cmaps (2) such as these (3).

(Note: I did not try this)

From: Python-list < at> on behalf of Martin Schöön <martin.schoon at>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:42:29 PM
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Subject: Re: Adding colormaps?

Den 2017-01-21 skrev Gilmeh Serda <gilmeh.serdah at>:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:41:34 +0000, Martin Schöön wrote:
>> What I would like to do is to add the perceptually uniform sequential
>> colormaps introduced in version 1.5.something. I would like to do this
>> without breaking my Debian system in which Matplotlib version 1.4.2 is
>> the newest version available in the repo.
> Haven't checked, but I assume you can get the source. Compile it but
> don't install it and then use the result in virtualenv, maybe?
I am hoping for directions to a config file to download and place


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