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=== Download the script and run locally ===
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Save the script from the link in the box at the top right to your computer.
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This will add all the colors as well as the OpenGL menu.
  
 
== Requirements ==
 
== Requirements ==

Revision as of 16:08, 26 October 2017

Type Python Script
Download colorblindfriendly.py
Author(s) Jared Sampson
License MIT
This code has been put under version control in the project Pymol-script-repo


Introduction

Certain colors are indistinguishable to people with the various forms of color blindness, and therefore are better not used in figures intended for public viewing.

This script generates a palette of named colors for PyMOL that are unambiguous both to colorblind and non-colorblind individuals.

The colors listed here are defined according to recommendations found at J*FLY. This website is a good reference to consult when making all kinds of figures, not just those made using PyMOL.


Colors

These are the 0-255 RGB values from the J*FLY page that are used in the script, with the defined color names and alternate names.

  name R G B alternate names
  cb_black 0 0 0
  cb_orange 230 159 0
  cb_sky_blue 86 180 233 cb_skyblue, cb_light_blue, cb_lightblue
  cb_bluish_green 0 158 115 cb_bluishgreen, cb_green
  cb_yellow 240 228 66
  cb_blue 0 114 178
  cb_vermillion 213 94 0 cb_red, cb_red_orange, cb_redorange
  cb_reddish_purple 204 121 167 cb_rose, cb_violet, cb_magenta

Usage

Import as a module

Screenshot of the cb_colors color menu in the OpenGL GUI in PyMOL 2.0.

After importing the module, call the set_colors() function to add the colors to PyMOL's color palette. Then, use these color names just like any other named color, using the color command.

import colorblindfriendly as cbf

# Add the new colors
cbf.set_colors()
color cb_red, myObject

The colors can also be made to replace the built-in colors (i.e. they are created both with and without the "cb_" prefix.). Do this by passing the replace keyword argument.

# Replace built-in colors with cbf ones
cbf.set_colors(replace=True)
color yellow, myOtherObject   # actually cb_yellow

One can also add an entry to the color menu in the right-side OpenGL GUI. So clicking on [C], there will now be a cb_colors menu item, which expands to give all the color blind-friendly colors, except black, which is available in the grays menu.

# Add a `cb_colors` menu to the OpenGL GUI (see screenshot)
# This will also add the colors if `set_colors()` hasn't yet been run.
cbf.add_menu()

Download the script and run locally

Save the script from the link in the box at the top right to your computer.

In a PyMOL session, run at the command line:

run /path/to/colorblindfriendly.py

This will add all the colors as well as the OpenGL menu.

Requirements

The cb_colors GUI menu (generated by the add_menu() function) requires PyMOL 1.6.0 and later.