Color is a Ruby library to provide basic RGB, CMYK, HSL, and other colourspace manipulation support to applications that require it. It also provides 152 named RGB colours (184 with spelling variations) that are commonly supported in HTML, SVG, and X11 applications. A technique for generating monochromatic contrasting palettes is also included. The capabilities of the Color library are limited to pure mathematical manipulation of the colours based on colour theory without reference to colour profiles (such as sRGB or Adobe RGB). For most purposes, when working with the RGB and HSL colours, this won't matter. However, some colour models (like CIE L*a*b*) are not supported because Color does not yet support colour profiles, giving no meaningful way to convert colours in absolute colour spaces (like L*a*b*, XYZ) to non-absolute colour spaces (like RGB). Color version 1.4.2 updates the release and install as a RubyGem to remove an unnecessary dependency, adds code climate analysis, and Travis CI support.

installgem install color -v 1.4.2

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gem 'color', '~> 1.4.2'
  1. 1.5.1 January 28, 2014 (43 KB)
  2. 1.4.2 July 1, 2013 (39.5 KB)
  3. 1.4.1 February 7, 2010 (48.5 KB)
  4. 1.4.0 November 29, 2007 (48.5 KB)
  5. 0.1.0 August 5, 2006 (7.5 KB)
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