Quotation Zeileis, Achim, Hornik, Kurt, Murrell, Paul. 2009. Escaping RGBland: Selecting colors for statistical graphics. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 53 (9): 3259-3270.




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. Based on the perceptually-based Hue-Chroma-Luminance (HCL) color space suitable color palettes are derived for coding categorical data (qualitative palettes) and numerical variables (sequential and diverging palettes).


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title Escaping RGBland: Selecting colors for statistical graphics
Volume 53
Number 9
Year 2009
Page from 3259
Page to 3270
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V8V-4VM43VH-1&_user=464393&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000022138&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=464393&md5=b92bbc9fdcd7ab2d8ae61c3c833cc574


Zeileis, Achim (Former researcher)
Hornik, Kurt (Details)
Murrell, Paul
Institut f. Präsides SO (Details)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
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