colorSpec: Color Calculations with Emphasis on Spectral Data

Calculate with spectral properties of light sources, materials, cameras, eyes, and scanners. Build complex systems from simpler parts using a spectral product algebra. For light sources, compute CCT and CRI. For object colors, compute optimal colors and Logvinenko coordinates. Work with the standard CIE illuminants and color matching functions, and read spectra from text files, including CGATS files. Sample text files, and 4 vignettes are included.

Version: 0.5-3
Depends: R (≥ 2.15)
Imports: MASS
Suggests: rgl, knitr
Published: 2016-05-17
Author: Glenn Davis [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Glenn Davis <gdavis at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
Copyright: see file COPYRIGHTS
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: colorSpec citation info
Materials: ChangeLog
CRAN checks: colorSpec results


Reference manual: colorSpec.pdf
Vignettes: Blue Flame and Green Comet - being a Spectral Analysis of Comet Vapor
Viewing Object Colors in a Gallery
The Effect of the Aging Human Lens on Color Vision
Plotting Chromaticity Loci of Optimal Colors - the MacAdam Limits
Package source: colorSpec_0.5-3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: colorSpec_0.5-3.tgz, r-oldrel: colorSpec_0.5-3.tgz
Old sources: colorSpec archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: photobiologyInOut


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