simulateColor {aqp}R Documentation

Simulate Soil Colors

Description

Simulate plausible soil colors based on proportions by Munsell "chip", or using a seed Munsell chip and threshold specified via CIE2000 color contrast metric.

Usage

simulateColor(method = c("dE00", "proportions"), n, parameters, SPC = NULL)

Arguments

method

simulation method, see details

n

number of simulated colors per horizon

parameters

a list, format depends on method:

  • proportions: output from aggregateColor

  • dE00: formatted as list(m = '7.5YR 3/3', thresh = 5, hues = c('7.5YR'))

Where m is a single representative Munsell chip, thresh is a threshold specified in CIE2000 color contrast (dE00), and hues is a vector of allowed Munsell hues.

SPC

SoilProfileCollection, attempt to modify SPC with simulated colors

Value

a list, unless SPC is specified, then a SoilProfileCollection object

Author(s)

D.E. Beaudette

Examples


# m: representative or most likely color
# thresh: dE00 threshold
# hues: allowed Munsell hues
p <- list(
  'A' = list(m = '7.5YR 3/3', thresh = 5, hues = c('7.5YR')),
  'BA' = list(m = '7.5YR 4/4', thresh = 8, hues = c('7.5YR')),
  'Bt1' = list(m = '7.5YR 4/4', thresh = 8, hues = c('5YR', '7.5YR')),
  'Bt2' = list(m = '5YR 4/5', thresh = 8, hues = c('5YR', '7.5YR')),
  'Bt3' = list(m = '10YR 4/6', thresh = 10, hues = c('10YR', '7.5YR')),
  'Cr' = list(m = '2.5G 6/2', thresh = 15, hues = c('2.5G', '2.5GY', '2.5BG'))
)

# simulate
(cols <- simulateColor(method = 'dE00', n = 10, parameters = p))

# preview
previewColors(parseMunsell(unlist(cols)), method = 'MDS')

# another example, this time using a larger dE00 threshold
p <- list(
  'A' = list(m = '7.5YR 3/3', thresh = 20, hues = c('10YR', '7.5YR', '5YR'))
)

# simulate
set.seed(54654)
cols <- simulateColor(method = 'dE00', n = 200, parameters = p)

# flatten
cols <- unlist(cols)

# tabulate, sort: most frequent color should be 7.5YR 3/3
sort(table(cols), decreasing = TRUE)

# review colors
previewColors(parseMunsell(cols))

# what does a dE00 threshold look like on 3 pages of hue?
contrastChart('7.5YR 3/3', hues = c('10YR', '7.5YR', '5YR'), thresh = 20)


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