[R] grDevices::convertColor XYZ space is it really xyY?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 20:53:36 CEST 2013

On 12/06/2013 2:45 PM, Bryan Hanson wrote:
> grDevices::convertColor has arguments 'from' and 'to' which can take on value 'XYZ'.  Can someone confirm that 'XYZ' is the same as the CIE chromaticity coordinates that are also sometimes refered to as 'xyY' in the literature?  Or are these the CIE tristimulus values?  It looks to me like the first case is true, but I would appreciate hearing from one of the people in the know.  Thanks, Bryan

According to the referenced web page from ?convertColor (i.e. 
http://www.brucelindbloom.com/), XYZ is not xyY, though the conversion 
looks pretty simple.

Duncan Murdoch

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