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Code and general idea inspired by the “Wes Anderson Palettes” R-Package.

Installation

install.packages("devtools");# if you do not have it installed on your PC

devtools::install_github("SwampThingPaul/LimnoPalettes")

Now Presenting…


Working Examples.

set.seed(1)
dat = data.frame(Group=c(rep("A",10),rep("B",10),rep("C",10),rep("D",10)),
                  var1=rnorm(40),var2=runif(40,1,15),var3=rpois(40,3))

cols = limno_palette("SuperIce",4)
boxplot(var2~Group,dat, col=cols)

cols = limno_palette("IowaSummer",4,"continuous")
cols2 = cols[dat$Group]
plot(var2~var3,dat,pch=21,bg=cols2,cex=2)

cols = limno_palette("PeriFA",4,"continuous")
barplot(aggregate(dat$var3,list(dat$Group),mean)$x,names.arg=unique(dat$Group),ylim=c(0,4),col=cols)

While not a part of this package, for data visualization purposes it would be a good idea to see how these colors are perceived for people with color blindness.

library(colorBlindness)
mat = matrix(1:81, nrow = 9, ncol = 9)

library(ggplot2)
library(reshape2)
cols = limno_palette("IowaSummer")

mat1 = melt(t(mat[9:1, ]))
len = length(cols)-1
mat1$v2 = cut(mat1$value,
              breaks = seq(0,ceiling(81/len)*len, 
                           length.out = len+1))
ht = ggplot(mat1) + 
  geom_tile(aes(x=Var1, y=Var2, fill=v2)) + 
  scale_fill_manual(values=cols) + 
  theme_bw()

# check the plot by CVD simulator
cvdPlot(ht)

# Second Example
cols = limno_palette("Bloom2",10, "continuous")

mat1 = melt(t(mat[9:1, ]))
len = length(cols)-1
mat1$v2 = cut(mat1$value,
              breaks = seq(0,ceiling(81/len)*len, 
                           length.out = len+1))
ht = ggplot(mat1) + 
  geom_tile(aes(x=Var1, y=Var2, fill=v2)) + 
  scale_fill_manual(values=cols) + 
  theme_bw()

# check the plot by CVD simulator
cvdPlot(ht)