Update: This package is no longer needed, as
pgfplotsnow supports ColorBrewer schemes out of the box. Please see the latest version of pgfplots.
Choosing what colours to use for your plotting purposes is not always straightforward. Although most programs give you reasonable defaults for doing your day-to-day plots, perhaps you’d fancy a bit more style for your plots that will be published. Indeed, I often simply use
matplotlib or the native plotting routines in
matlab for doing my first visualizations. But for publications, I often switch to
pgfplots, an excellent package built on top of
TikZ which are implemented as
LaTeX packages. Continue reading Using ColorBrewer in TikZ and pgfplots