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Parula colormap array


c = parula
c = parula(m)



c = parula returns the parula colormap as a three-column array with the same number of rows as the colormap for the current figure. If no figure exists, then the number of rows is equal to the default length of 64. Each row in the array contains the red, green, and blue intensities for a specific color. The intensities are in the range [0,1], and the color scheme looks like this image.


Starting in R2017a, the colors in this colormap are slightly different than in previous releases.


c = parula(m) returns the colormap with m colors.


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Plot a surface with the default parula colormap.


Get the parula colormap array and reverse the order. Then apply the modified colormap to the surface.

c = parula;
c = flipud(c);

Get a downsampled version of the parula colormap containing only ten colors. Then display the contours of the peaks function by applying the colormap and interpolated shading.

c = parula(10);
shading interp;

Input Arguments

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Number of entries, specified as a scalar integer value. The default value of m is equal to the length of the colormap for the current figure. If no figure exists, the default value is 64.

Data Types: single | double

Introduced in R2014b

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