Call for new style defaults

Hello all,

Following much discussion, we are changing the default color map and styles in the upcoming 2.0 release!

The new default color map will be ‘viridis’ (aka option D). I recommend everyone watch Nathaniel Smith and Stéfan van der Walt’s talk from SciPy2015 introducing the new color map and providing an introduction to the math of color perception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAoljeRJ3lU

We are soliciting proposals to change any and all other visual defaults (including adding new rcParams as needed).

If you have a proposal please create a PR or issue with the changes to rcsetup.py and matplotlibrc.template implementing the changes by August 9, 2015 (1 month from now). Do not worry about updating any failing tests.

At the end, Micheal Droettboom and I will decide on the new defaults.

A ‘classic’ style will be provided so reverting to the current default values will be a single line of python (mpl.style.use('classic')).

Please distribute this as widely as possible. We only want to do this once and want to get feedback from as many users as possible.

Thomas Caswell

PS jet is harmful to you and those around you

See https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/4622 for an example proposal PR.

Great presentation, thanks for sharing !

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Le 12/07/2015 18:11, Thomas Caswell a écrit :

I recommend everyone watch Nathaniel Smith and Stéfan van der Walt's
talk from SciPy2015 introducing the new color map and providing an
introduction to the math of color
perception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAoljeRJ3lU

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Pierre

hi,

how did you get to that decision?

from at cursory glance at the opinions thread there didn’t seem to be a majority for option D as opposed to A, B, and C.

A, B, and C were variations on a theme, so a fair vote would be ABC or D, and then if applicable a second one to decide which variation of ABC to use.

best, philipp

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Thomas Caswell <tcaswell@…287…> schrieb am So., 12. Juli 2015 um 18:21 Uhr:

The new default color map will be ‘viridis’ (aka option D).

Hi Thomas,

Are there also already plans to change the default color cycle?
Changing to one of the qualitative color sequences from colorbrewer2
would be a very nice change in defaults, but I am presuming that this
has already been suggested?

Cheers,
Tom

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On 12 July 2015 at 18:11, Thomas Caswell <tcaswell@...287...> wrote:

Hello all,

Following much discussion, we are changing the default color map and styles
in the upcoming 2.0 release!

The new default color map will be 'viridis' (aka option D). I recommend
everyone watch Nathaniel Smith and Stéfan van der Walt's talk from
SciPy2015 introducing the new color map and providing an introduction to the
math of color perception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAoljeRJ3lU

We are soliciting proposals to change any and all other visual defaults
(including adding new rcParams as needed).

If you have a proposal please create a PR or issue with the changes to
`rcsetup.py` and `matplotlibrc.template` implementing the changes by August
9, 2015 (1 month from now). Do not worry about updating any failing tests.

At the end, Micheal Droettboom and I will decide on the new defaults.

A 'classic' style will be provided so reverting to the current default
values will be a single line of python (`mpl.style.use('classic')`).

Please distribute this as widely as possible. We only want to do this once
and want to get feedback from as many users as possible.

Thomas Caswell

PS jet is harmful to you and those around you

See https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/4622 for an example
proposal PR.

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