ColorSet = varycolor(50);I can either index into this color matrix and use it as my Color property for plot:
plot(rand(10,1), 'Color', ColorSet(1,:))Or set it as the new ColorOrder property of an axes. Now, my subsequent plots will follow the new color order. (Be sure to use hold all to preserve the color order.)
set(gca, 'ColorOrder', ColorSet); hold all; for m = 1:50 plot([0 51-m], [0 m]); endWhen I have this many lines, I often wonder what the best way to put a legend is. I can simply add the default legend:
legend show Location NorthEastOutsideBut this is quite impractical. Instead, I can use the color matrix that I just created and use that in my color bar.
legend off set(gcf, 'Colormap', ColorSet); colorbarSince I appropriately chose the number of colors to be the same as the number of lines, the colormap scale corresponds to the line number. Line 1 is green and line 40 is red. As a bonus, take a look at Loren's blog on Plotting with Style to learn about other ways to customize the line style. Comments Tell us here how you customize your visualizations to convey your ideas as clearly as possible. Do you use colors, line styles, or markers? Or maybe some combinations.
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