I would like to be able to define a new colormap dynamically, that is without altering code in cm.py.
It would not appear to be too difficult to some one who knew what they were doing. I have made
some attempts following the code in cm.py and other places, but I do not seem to be able to get the
I know that I could just put the data into cm.py but I would rather not have to remember to alter this code
for every release of matplotlib and I am sure most people do not want my colormaps.
I have used GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) extensively in the past and have code to translate the GMT color map
into a form usable by matplotlib.
The site: http://craik.shef.ac.uk/cpt-city/ has a very large number of colormaps in the GMT format and would be a useful resource for matplotlib,
if the data files there could be easily imported.
Thanks for any pointers.