Cory G Watson > Chart-Clicker-2.83 > Chart::Clicker::Drawing::ColorAllocator

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Module Version: 2.83   Source   Latest Release: Chart-Clicker-2.88

NAME ^

Chart::Clicker::Drawing::ColorAllocator - Color picker

VERSION ^

version 2.83

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Graphics::Color::RGB;
    use Chart::Clicker::Drawing::ColorAllocator;

    my $ca = Chart::Clicker::Drawing::ColorAllocator->new({
        colors => [
            Graphics::Color::RGB->new(
                red => 1.0, green => 0, blue => 0, alpha => 1.0
            ),
            #...
        ]
    });

    my $red = $ca->get(0);

    #or let Chart::Clicker autmatically pick complementing colors for you
    my $ca2 = Chart::Clicker::Drawing::ColorAllocator->new({
        seed_hue => 0, #red
    });

DESCRIPTION ^

Allocates colors for use in the chart. The position in the color allocator corresponds to the series that will be colored.

AUTOMATIC COLOR ALLOCATION ^

This module has the capacity to automatically allocate 96 individual colors using Color::Scheme. It does so by picking 4 hues equally spaced in the color wheel from the seed_hue (0 (red) would be complimented by 270 (blue), 180 (green) and 90 (yellow)). After those colors are allocated it moves on to picking from the colors between those ( 45, 135, 215, 305 ) etc. Once all values of hues have been utilized, it repeats them using a different shade. This has the effect of generating evenly spaced complementing colors to ensure colors are well ditinguishable from one another and have appropriate contrast.

position

Gets the current position.

ATTRIBUTES ^

colors

An arrayref of colors that will be used for series that Clicker draws.

color_scheme

A lazy-building Color::Scheme object used to generate the color scheme of the chart;

seed_hue

The interger value of the first hue used when computing the tetrade color scheme. Setting this will affect the hue of the first color allocated. Subsequent colors will be allocated based on their distance from this color to maintain sifficient contrast between colors. If not specified the seed_hue will default to 270, blue.

hues

An array reference of evenly spaced seed hues for color allocation. By default it will use the seed hue plus 0, 45, 75, 15, 60 and 30 which is enough to cover all web-safe colors when using a tetrade color scheme.

shade_order

An array reference of the order in which the different shades of each color will be used for every color scheme generated. It defaults to 1, 3, 0, 2 for optimum color spacing.

METHODS ^

add_to_colors

Add a color to this allocator.

clear_colors

Clear this allocator's colors

color_count

Get the number of colors in this allocator.

get_color ($index)

Gets the color at the specified index. Returns undef if that position has no color.

next

Returns the next color. Each call to next increments the position, so subsequent calls will return different colors.

allocate_color

Determines what the next color should be.

reset

Resets this allocator back to the beginning.

AUTHOR ^

Cory G Watson <gphat@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Cold Hard Code, LLC.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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