Dates correspond (roughly) to SSC Archive releases.
27may2020 colorpalette.ado - updated to new version of ColrSpace - option pname() is now called name() - options luminate() and saturate() can no longer be abbreviated (to avoid confliction with options of color generators) - interpolation was applied to palettes read from ado-files even if this was not necessary; this is fixed - palette class was not returned if reading palette from ado-file; this is fixed ColrSpace - palette definitions, names colors, matplotlib colormap definitions, and color generator parameters are now kept in external source files that are read on the fly; system for handling palettes completely rewritten - expanded set of names colors by various W3.CSS colors; the colors are also available as palettes - functions S.generate*() and S.matplotlib() no longer exist; their functionality is now integrated in S.palette() - S.matplotlib_ip() has been renamed to S.lsmap() - S.palettes() now returns a list of the names of all available palettes - S.namedcolors() now returns a list of all available named colors (apart from Stata's system colors) including their hex code - S.clear() clears all all colors - S.clearsettings() resets color space settings to default - S.clearindex() clears the internal indices of palettes names and of named colors - reorganized help file 19may2020 - various changes to ColrSpace; functionality of colorspace is not affected - some internal changes in code of colorpalette.ado 15may2020 - colorpalete has new syntax o palettes are now specified as "palettename scheme ..."; old syntax (schemes as options) still works, but is undocumented o colorlist can be included in parentheses to avoid name conflict with palettes; automatic detection of color list specification vs. palette specification has been improved - further changes to colorpalette: o option pname() added (set palette name) o option globals() added (store colors as globals) o option locals() added (store colors as locals) o option stylefiles() added (write color style files) o option locals() added (save colors as locals) o webcolors are now also provided as palette(s) o gscale() and cvd() in colorpalette now allow numlists - revision of colrspace o S.names() and S.Names() added (color names) o S.cvalid() added (check whether a color specification is valid) o S.info() and S.Info() no longer have an rgbforce argument o p argument in S.gray() and S.dvd() can now be a vector o CMYK colors are now always exported as RGB by S.colors() o system for handling palettes revised and partially rewritten - S.pexists() added (check whether a palette exists) - S.pinfo() added (palette description) - S.psource() added (palette source) - S.palette() and S.matplotlib() now assign a palette description and a source - some palettes now assign color names - matplotlib colormaps are now supported by S.palettes() (using a redirection to S.matplotlib()) 31jan2019 - major update to colorpalette o color management ported to Mata: ColrSpace() class o colorpalette9 provided for backward compatibility o improved ipolate(); new gscale(), cblind(), intensify(), saturate(), luminate() o additional input formats such as "xyz # # #" etc. as well as 140 web colors o new viridis and other matplotlib palettes o new lch and jmh color generators o tableau is now a separate palette o mata(name) to obtain colors from Mata ColrSpace object o new order() option o now automatically recycles/interpolates colors depending on n(); can be turned off by -noexpand-; class() option to determine palette class (relevant for deciding whether to recycle or interpolate) o forcergb to always use rgb, for example also for named Stata colors o now displays error if options are specified that are not allowed with palette o now displays error if a color is not found o graph options: . new nonumbers option . new names option in syntax 1 . new span option in syntax 2 . option plabels() is now labels() (plabels() still supported) 10sep2018 - option -ipolate()- added to -colorpalette- 12apr2018 - command -colorpalette- now supports combining colors from different palettes - the list of palettes provided to -colorpalette:- can now contain . to insert gaps - command -symbolpalette- displayed an error message if a custom palette with just one element was specified; this is fixed 22dec2017 - released on SSC