Colormaps compatible with red-green color perception deficiencies
Updated 18 Apr 2013
Visualization of data concerns most scientists. The use of color is required in order to display multidimensional information. In addition, color encoding a univariate image can improve the interpretation significantly. However up to 10% of the adult male population are affected by a red-green color perception deficiency which hampers the correct interpretation and appreciation of color encoded information. This work attempts to give guidelines on how to display a given dataset in a balanced manner. Three novel color maps are proposed providing readers with normal color perception a maximum of color contrast while being a good compromise for readers with color perception deficiencies.
These colormaps are designed to be printer-friendly both for color printers as as well as B&W printers.
The colormap is "save" for being viewed by persons with a color perception deficiency.
For further information, please see:
M. Geissbuehler and T. Lasser "How to display data by color schemes compatible with red-green color perception deficiencies" Opt. Express 21, 9862-9874 (2013)
Matthias Geissbuehler (2023). Colormaps compatible with red-green color perception deficiencies (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/31761-colormaps-compatible-with-red-green-color-perception-deficiencies), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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