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Matlab colormaps as seen by color-blind users

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This image provides simulations of how the standard Matlab colormaps look to color-blind users.


Updated 03 Aug 2011

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The choice of colormaps for data visualization can affect the information accessible to color-blind users. For example large patches of cyan in an image with a bitonal cyan-magenta colormap (Matlab's "cool") might become invisible to Protanopes if displayed on white background.

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Vlad Atanasiu (2020). Matlab colormaps as seen by color-blind users (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2010a
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