# Colormap Normalizations CustomΒΆ

Demonstration of using norm to map colormaps onto data in non-linear ways.

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib.colors as colors

N = 100
'''
Custom Norm: An example with a customized normalization.  This one
uses the example above, and normalizes the negative data differently
from the positive.
'''
X, Y = np.mgrid[-3:3:complex(0, N), -2:2:complex(0, N)]
Z1 = np.exp(-X**2 - Y**2)
Z2 = np.exp(-(X - 1)**2 - (Y - 1)**2)
Z = (Z1 - Z2) * 2

# Example of making your own norm.  Also see matplotlib.colors.
# From Joe Kington: This one gives two different linear ramps:
class MidpointNormalize(colors.Normalize):
def __init__(self, vmin=None, vmax=None, midpoint=None, clip=False):
self.midpoint = midpoint
colors.Normalize.__init__(self, vmin, vmax, clip)

def __call__(self, value, clip=None):
# I'm ignoring masked values and all kinds of edge cases to make a
# simple example...
x, y = [self.vmin, self.midpoint, self.vmax], [0, 0.5, 1]

#####
fig, ax = plt.subplots(2, 1)

pcm = ax[0].pcolormesh(X, Y, Z,
norm=MidpointNormalize(midpoint=0.),
cmap='RdBu_r')
fig.colorbar(pcm, ax=ax[0], extend='both')

pcm = ax[1].pcolormesh(X, Y, Z, cmap='RdBu_r', vmin=-np.max(Z))
fig.colorbar(pcm, ax=ax[1], extend='both')

plt.show()


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