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# When to use different colors in MATLAB plots?

## When to use different colors in MATLAB plots?

When you plot multiple data sets together in the same axes, MATLAB ® automatically assigns different colors (and possibly line styles and markers) to the plot objects. You can customize the colors, line styles, and markers when you call plotting functions. For example, this code plots a solid red line and a dashed green line with circular markers.

### How can MATLAB be used to plot data?

MATLAB can be used to plot our data for visualizing and intuitively understanding it. There could be instances when we have to plot multiple functions in a single plot, in such cases, colors become very handy to differentiate between different functions. This is a guide to Matlab Plot Colors.

#### How to create a color table in MATLAB?

In MATLAB we use pre-defined color codes to get plots of desired colors. Below is the color table code as follows: Let us start by taking the example of 2 functions created in the same plot. Defining our functions: Note: For this example, we will be creating our functions in the following colors: 1 st function in Green and 2 nd function in Blue.

What are the RGB triples for MATLAB plots?

Usually RGB colors have values from 0 to 255. You can use those numbers and divide the vector by 255 to use within MATLAB. Thus knowing the MATLAB RGB triples for the colors can be useful. From the table above, we can define the default colors to work with them or can put in the RGB triplet (as a vector) directly into the plotcommand.

How to plot using a function handle in ezplot?

As far as I know, ezplot can not plot a series of lines like plot. A way to work around this would be to add a parameter k to the anonymous function, which is used to select the current line. You can then go through all lines in a for loop and plot them one-by-one.

## Which is the default colororder array in MATLAB?

The default ColorOrder array contains seven colors. If you create more objects than there are colors, the colors repeat. If the plot objects support line styles and markers, MATLAB also cycles through the list in the LineStyleOrder property of the axes.

### How to change the color of the lines in a plot?

Changing the ColorOrder property of the axes changes the color scheme of your plot. Changing the LineStyleOrder property of the axes changes the line styles (and possibly markers) used in your plot. For example, plot eight lines in a loop using the default colors and line style.