Updated 16 Jan 2023
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MATLAB Schemer makes it easy to change the color scheme (a.k.a. theme) of the MATLAB display and GUI.
You can use Schemer to import a predefined color scheme, transfer your color settings between installations, or create your own color scheme.
The MATLAB interface has customisable colours for displaying text and highlighting syntax, but no way to easily export these settings and share them with others users, or import them to other machines. In fact, the vast majority of users do not even know the colour settings can be customised at all. Furthermore, MATLAB ships with a light color scheme by default, so any user who wishes to use a dark theme must completely change all the colours. Designing an effective color scheme is not trivial, so it makes sense for users to simply import a pre-made color scheme instead of having to make one from scratch.
Schemer makes this easy. Color schemes can be imported by running `schemer_import` at the MATLAB command prompt, without needing any inputs. This will open a GUI to select the file to import the color scheme from.
Schemer comes with a collection of 11 color schemes to pick from:
- Dark Steel
- Solarized Dark
- Solarized Light
- and the original, default MATLAB scheme, which can be restored as needed.
You can view samples of the color schemes here:
If you find a bug in the code, please report it by creating an issue on GitHub:
If you want to share a color scheme/theme you have created, please issue a pull request to the daughter repository containing just the color schemes:
Scott Lowe (2023). MATLAB Schemer (https://github.com/scottclowe/matlab-schemer), GitHub. Retrieved .
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Inspired by: setupEmacsClassicColors, benhager/solarized-matlab
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Updates to VRML/X3DV
Add Monokai theme. Minor changes to backup colour inheritance.
Update Matrix, Dark Steel, and Solarized Light/Dark schemes.
Update Tango and Matrix schemes
Add links to color scheme screenshots.
Update schemes documentation and sources list
Updated logo to version 2.
Fixed a bug (issue #9) reported by @LoGGoL.