Robert P. Munafo, 2010 Sep 7.
A table, or function, for converting dwell values into color values. Sometimes implemented as a hardware palette.
A color map just turns one number (an integer, typically the dwell) into a color. Actual algorithms for computing colors based on more complicated attributes (such as continuous dwell, external angle, and distance estimate) are described in the coloring article.
From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2012. Mu-ency index