MEP21: color and cm refactor#
Discussion: This MEP has not commenced yet, but here are some ongoing ideas which may become a part of this MEP:
Branches and Pull requests#
tidy up the namespace
Define a "Color" class
make it easy to convert from one color type to another
`hex -> RGB`,
`RGB -> hex`,
`HSV -> RGB`etc.
improve the construction of a colormap - the dictionary approach is archaic and overly complex (though incredibly powerful)
make it possible to interpolate between two or more color types in different modes, especially useful for construction of colormaps in HSV space for instance
rename the module to something more descriptive - mappables?
Overall, there are a lot of improvements that can be made with matplotlib color handling - managing backwards compatibility will be difficult as there are some badly named variables/modules which really shouldn't exist - but a clear path and message for migration should be available, with a large amount of focus on this in the API changes documentation.