MATLAB Language Undocumented Features Color-coded 2D line plots with color data in third dimension


In MATLAB versions prior to R2014b, using the old HG1 graphics engine, it was not obvious how to create color coded 2D line plots. With the release of the new HG2 graphics engine arose a new undocumented feature introduced by Yair Altman:

n = 100;
x = linspace(-10,10,n); y = x.^2;
p = plot(x,y,'r', 'LineWidth',5);

% modified jet-colormap
cd = [uint8(jet(n)*255) uint8(ones(n,1))].';

set(p.Edge, 'ColorBinding','interpolated', 'ColorData',cd)

line plot