[NTG-context] How to define an array of colors in Metafun

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Sat Jun 20 17:42:40 CEST 2020

On 6/20/2020 4:48 PM, Otared Kavian wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a family of graphs to draw in Metapost and I would like to attribute a different color to each of them according to the value of a certain variable.
> Assuming that the path mygraph(j) depends on the variable j, which is computed within a lua code and passed to Metapost, I wonder if it is possible to define an array of colors named mycolor, so that I could say
> 	draw mygraph(j) withcolor mycolor(j) ;
> Here the variable j takes integer values (say between 1 and 10), and one would have defined mycolor(1) through mycolor(10).
     string MyColors[] ;
     path   MyPaths [] ;

     MyPaths[1] := fullcircle scaled 3cm; MyColors[1] := "red";
     MyPaths[8] := fullsquare scaled 3cm; MyColors[8] := "green";

     draw MyPaths[1] withcolor MyColors[1] ;
     draw MyPaths[8] withcolor MyColors[8] ;

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