This function creates colors of class ``polarLAB''; a subclass of the virtual color-class class.

polarLAB(L, C, H, names)


L, C, H

these arguments give the L, C and H coordinates of the colors. The values can be provided in separate L, C and H vectors or in a three-column matrix passed as L.


A vector of names for the colors (by default the row names of L are used).


An object of class polarLAB which inherits from class color.


The polarLAB space is a transformation of the CIE \(L^*a^*b^*\) space so that the \(a\) and \(b\) values are converted to polar coordinates. The radial component \(C\) measures chroma and the angular coordinate \(H\) is measures hue.

See also

RGB, HSV, XYZ, LAB, polarLAB, LUV, polarLUV.


## Show the polarLAB space set.seed(1) x <- RGB(runif(1000), runif(1000), runif(1000)) y <- as(x, "polarLAB") head(x)
#> R G B #> [1,] 0.2655087 0.5308088 0.871805
#> L C H #> [1,] 76.00763 29.26965 260.1883