Skip to main content

Creates a custom color palette

Project description


Python package to create a custom color palette.




  • Numpy
  • Matplotlib


See the jupyter notebooks examples for the last version:

Examples for older version can be found here

Reference Guide

Click on the item to see the function and their description.


range(vmin, vmax, step)

    Creates a range of numbers that include the extreme values.

    vmin: int or float
        First value of sequence of numbers.

    vmax: int or float
        Last value of sequence of numbers.

    step: int or float
        Step used to create sequence of numbers between vmin and vmax.

    Return a numpy.ndarray with range of number between vmin and vmax.


creates_palette(Palette_Attr, extend='neither', lower_color=None, upper_color=None, nan_color=None)

    Creates a custom color palette from color list.

    Palette_Attr : list
        List that contains sublists with the characteristics of the
        colors that will be used to create a custom color palette.
        Each sublist must has three elements: [Colors, Limits, Stretch]

        Colors : list or Matplotlib's Colormap
            Defines the colors that will be used to create the
            palette. Colors must be a Matplotlib's Colormap,
            a list with Matplotlib's colors name,
            a list with Hex color code or
            a list with RGB color code.

        Limits : list or numpy.ndarray
            Defines the limits of each color of palette.

        Stretch : list, optional
            Optional list used to stretch the color palette
            in order to obtain colors from a specific region.
            Stretch must have 3 elements: [Values, Vini, Vfin]

            Values : list or numpy.ndarray
                Sequence of numbers that will be cut.

            Vini : int or float
                First value used to cut Values.

            Vfin : int or float
                Last value used to cut Values.

            If Stretch is defined, the number of colors between
            Vini and Vfin must be equal to Colors.

    extend : str, default 'neither'
        It is an optional parameter that is used to sets the extreme color of
        palette. The valid options are 'neither', 'min', 'max', and

    lower_color : str, tuple, or None, default None
        It defines lower color of palette.

    upper_color : str, tuple, or None, default None
        It defines upper color of palette.

    nan_color : str, tuple, or None, default None
        It defines color of nan values.

    Palette: object
        Custom color palette

    Ticks: list
        Limits of each color in the palette.

    Norm: class matplotlib.colors.BoundaryNorm
        Norm of limits of each color.

    Bounds: list
        List with limits of each colors of Palette, including the extend values.


You can install custom_color_palette on Python 2 or 3 on Linux, Windows or other, using the following commands.

Using PIP:

pip install custom-color-palette

Check if package was installed with:

pip show custom-color-palette

If you already have the package installed, update it to the latest version with:

pip install --upgrade custom-color-palette

Using clone:

cd custom_color_palette
python install

Using python:
Download from github and following the next commands:

cd custom_color_palette-master
python install


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write to:

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

custom_color_palette-3.1.tar.gz (4.2 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

custom_color_palette-3.1-py3-none-any.whl (6.2 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Huawei Huawei PSF Sponsor Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor NVIDIA NVIDIA PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page