Scientific Journal and Sci-Fi Themed Color Palettes for 'ggplot2'

A collection of 'ggplot2' color palettes inspired by plots in scientific journals, data visualization libraries, science fiction movies, and TV shows.

ggsci offers a collection of ggplot2 color palettes inspired by scientific journals, data visualization libraries, and science fiction TV shows.

Install ggsci from CRAN:


Or try the development version on GitHub:

# install.packages("devtools")

To load the package in R, simply use


and you are all set. See the vignette (or open with vignette("ggsci") in R) for a quick-start guide.


CHANGES IN ggsci VERSION 1.0 (2016-04-01)

  • First version
  • 8 discrete color palettes:
    • NPG
    • AAAS
    • Lancet
    • JCO
    • UCSCGB
    • UChicago
    • Simpsons
    • Rick and Morty

CHANGES IN ggsci VERSION 2.0 (2016-11-20)

  • Two new discrete color palettes:
    • D3 color palette
    • Futurama color palette
  • The first continuous color palette:
    • GSEA GenePattern color palette

Reference manual

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2.4 by Nan Xiao, 3 months ago,

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Browse source code at

Authors: Nan Xiao <>, Miaozhu Li <>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 | file LICENSE license

Imports grDevices, scales, ggplot2

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, gridExtra, reshape2

Imported by ggpubr.

See at CRAN