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cmap2pal - Convert matlab colormap to binary .pal format

version (2.3 KB) by Marcelo Alcocer
Convert Matlab colormaps to binary .pal format


Updated 19 Aug 2013

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Converts standard Matlab colormaps (nx3 RGB tuples) to the binary .pal format allowing import to other graphing software packages (e.g Origin).


CMAP2PAL(cmap) converts the Matlab colormap cmap into binary .pal format. cmap must be an nx3 array of RGB values between 0 and 1. The output file destination is selected via a GUI.

CMAP2PAL(cmap,path) saves the .pal file to the destination specified by path.

Cite As

Marcelo Alcocer (2022). cmap2pal - Convert matlab colormap to binary .pal format (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: Color Palette Tables (.cpt) for Matlab

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