Palette coloring for graphs is activated thanks to the options PFC (Palette Fill Color), PLC (Palette Line Color) and AMC (Palette Marker Color). When one of these options is given to TGraph::Draw the TGraph get its color from the current color palette defined by gStyle->SetPalette(...). The color is determined according to the number of objects having palette coloring in the current pad.

In this example five graphs are displayed with palette coloring for lines and and filled area. The graphs are drawn with curves (C option) and one can see the color of each graph is picked inside the palette kSolar. The same is visible on filled polygons in the automatically built legend.

Author: Olivier Couet
This notebook tutorial was automatically generated with ROOTBOOK-izer from the macro found in the ROOT repository on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:17 AM.

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double x[5]  = {1,2,3,4,5};
double y1[5] = {1.0,2.0,1.0,2.5,3.0};
double y2[5] = {1.1,2.1,1.1,2.6,3.1};
double y3[5] = {1.2,2.2,1.2,2.7,3.2};
double y4[5] = {1.3,2.3,1.3,2.8,3.3};
double y5[5] = {1.4,2.4,1.4,2.9,3.4};

TGraph *g1 = new TGraph(5,x,y1); g1->SetTitle("Graph with a red star");
TGraph *g2 = new TGraph(5,x,y2); g2->SetTitle("Graph with a circular marker");
TGraph *g3 = new TGraph(5,x,y3); g3->SetTitle("Graph with an open square marker");
TGraph *g4 = new TGraph(5,x,y4); g4->SetTitle("Graph with a blue star");
TGraph *g5 = new TGraph(5,x,y5); g5->SetTitle("Graph with a full square marker");

g1->SetLineWidth(3); g1->SetMarkerColor(kRed);
g2->SetLineWidth(3); g2->SetMarkerStyle(kCircle);
g3->SetLineWidth(3); g3->SetMarkerStyle(kOpenSquare);
g4->SetLineWidth(3); g4->SetMarkerColor(kBlue);
g5->SetLineWidth(3); g5->SetMarkerStyle(kFullSquare);

g1->Draw("CA* PLC PFC");
g2->Draw("PC  PLC PFC");
g3->Draw("PC  PLC PFC");
g4->Draw("*C  PLC PFC");
g5->Draw("PC  PLC PFC");

Info in <TCanvas::MakeDefCanvas>:  created default TCanvas with name c1

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