An R package for the organization, visualisation, and perceptual analysis of spectral colour data in R

If you need help with the package, take a look at the documentation and extended vignette, and keep an eye on the latest news for changes. We’re always happy to receive feedback and suggestions, so feel free to join pavo’s gitter page (public chat room) if you need further assistance. If you have a bug to report, we’d appreciate it if you could also include a reproducible example when possible.

Stable version: 1.3.0 (21/09/2017)

Development version: 1.3.1

Installation: The current stable version of pavo is available on CRAN, and can simply be installed using install.packages('pavo') within R. The bleeding-edge version is on github, and is most easily installed with Hadley Wickham’s devtools package, by running devtools::install_github('rmaia/pavo').

Citation: Maia R, Eliason CM, Bitton P-P, Doucet SM, Shawkey MD (2013) pavo: an R package for the analysis, visualization and organization of spectral data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(10):906-913


Nature’s palette: all-natural colour palettes for R

Feel free to pass along your study organism and I’ll weave it in!

Installation: Available on github — install using devtools::install_github('thomased/natpalette')


You can find my half-finished projects and anything that might be of broader use on github.