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Choosing Color Palettes for Statistical Graphics

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Statistical graphics are often augmented by the use of color coding information contained in some variable. When this involves the shading of areas (and not only points or lines) - e.g., as in bar plots, pie charts, mosaic displays or heatmaps - it is important that the colors are perceptually based and do not introduce optical illusions or systematic bias. Here, we discuss how the perceptually-based Hue-Chroma-Luminance (HCL) color space can be used for deriving suitable color palettes for coding categorical data (qualitative palettes) and numerical variables (sequential and diverging palettes). (author's abstract) ; Series: Research Report Series / Department of Statistics and Mathematics

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Achim Zeileis, Kurt Hornik

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http://epub.wu.ac.at/1404/1/document.pdf

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