Category Archives: Design

3D-Printed Tea Bag Holder

When readily available containers do not come in the desired form factor, 3D-printing can be quite useful. In this case, I wanted a tea bag holder that fit on a small ledge, allowed the tea bag labels to be read, … Continue reading

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Color Cycle Survey

A previous post about randomly generating color sets with a minimum perceptual distance addresses the technical aspects of generating sets of colors that are visually distinct for those with normal color vision as well as for those with color vision … Continue reading

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Randomly Generating Color Sets with a Minimum Perceptual Distance

Earlier this year, I released a color cycle picker that enforces a minimum perceptual distance between colors, including color vision deficiency simulations, with the goal of creating a better color cycle to replace the “category 10” color palette used by … Continue reading

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Color Cycle Picker

The “category10” color palette, originally developed by Tableau, was adopted as the default color cycle for Matplotlib 2.0 and is also used by default by D3.js and Vega, along with other software packages. While more aesthetically pleasing than the old … Continue reading

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Light Pollution Map

A few weeks ago, The New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness was published in Science Advances. The article is a report on artificial sky radiance, a current update to previous data. The supplement to the article is a … Continue reading

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