software . 2020

khroma: Colour Schemes for Scientific Data Visualization

Frerebeau, Nicolas; Lebrun, Brice; Arel-Bundock, Vincent;
Open Source English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Color blindness affects a large number of individuals. When communicating scientific results colour palettes must therefore be carefully chosen to be accessible to all readers. This R package provides an implementation of Paul Tol’s colour schemes. These schemes are ready for each type of data (qualitative, diverging or sequential), with colours that are distinct for all people, including colour-blind readers. This package also provides tools to simulate colour-blindness and to test how well the colours of any palette are identifiable. To simulate colour-blindness in production-ready R figures you may also be interested in the 'colorblindr' package. For specific...
Subjects
free text keywords: Data visualization, R package, Accessibility, Visualisation de données, Package R, Accessibilité, [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, [SHS.STAT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Methods and statistics, [STAT]Statistics [stat], colour schemes
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