simulate_cvd {colorspace} | R Documentation |

Transformation of R colors by simulating color vision deficiencies, based on a CVD transform matrix.

```
simulate_cvd(col, cvd_transform, linear = TRUE)
deutan(col, severity = 1, linear = TRUE)
protan(col, severity = 1, linear = TRUE)
tritan(col, severity = 1, linear = TRUE)
interpolate_cvd_transform(cvd, severity = 1)
```

`col` |
vector of R colors. Can be any of the three kinds of R colors,
i.e., either a color name (an element of |

`cvd_transform` |
numeric 3x3 matrix, specifying the color vision deficiency transform matrix. |

`linear` |
logical. Should the color vision deficiency transformation be applied to the
linearized RGB coordinates (default)? If |

`severity` |
numeric. Severity of the color vision defect, a number between 0 and 1. |

`cvd` |
list of cvd transformation matrices. See |

Using the physiologically-based model for simulating color vision deficiency (CVD)
of Machado et al. (2009), different kinds of limitations can be
emulated: deuteranope (green cone cells defective), protanope (red cone cells defective),
and tritanope (blue cone cells defective).
The workhorse function to do so is `simulate_cvd`

which can take any vector
of valid R colors and transform them according to a certain CVD transformation
matrix (see `cvd`

) and transformation equation.

The functions `deutan`

, `protan`

, and `tritan`

are the high-level functions for
simulating the corresponding kind of colorblindness with a given severity.
Internally, they all call `simulate_cvd`

along with a (possibly interpolated)
version of the matrices from `cvd`

. Matrix interpolation can be carried out with
the function `interpolate_cvd_transform`

(see examples).

If input `col`

is a matrix with three rows named `R`

, `G`

, and
`B`

(top down) they are interpreted as Red-Green-Blue values within the
range `[0-255]`

. Then the CVD transformation is applied directly to these
coordinates avoiding any further conversions.

Finally, if `col`

is a formal `color-class`

object, then its
coordinates are transformed to (s)RGB coordinates, as described above, and returned as a formal
object of the same class after the color vision deficiency simulation.

Up to version 2.0-3 of the package, the CVD transformations had been applied
directly to the gamma-corrected sRGB coordinates (corresponding to the hex coordinates
of the colors), following the illustrations of Machado et al. (2009). However,
the paper implicitly relies on a linear RGB space (see page 1294, column 1) where their
linear matrix transformations for simulating color vision deficiencies are applied.
Therefore, starting from version 2.1-0 of the package, a new argument `linear = TRUE`

has been added that first maps the provided colors to linearized RGB coordinates, applies
the color vision deficiency transformation, and then maps back to gamma-corrected sRGB
coordinates. Optionally, `linear = FALSE`

can be used to restore the behavior
from previous versions. For most colors the difference between the two strategies is
negligible but for some highly-saturated colors it becomes more noticable, e.g., for
red, purple, or orange.

A color object as specified in the input `col`

(hexadecimal string, RGB matrix,
or formal color class) with simulated color vision deficiency.

Machado GM, Oliveira MM, Fernandes LAF (2009).
“A Physiologically-Based Model for Simulation of Color Vision Deficiency.”
*IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics*. **15**(6), 1291–1298.
doi:10.1109/TVCG.2009.113
Online version with supplements at
http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~oliveira/pubs_files/CVD_Simulation/CVD_Simulation.html.

Zeileis A, Fisher JC, Hornik K, Ihaka R, McWhite CD, Murrell P, Stauffer R, Wilke CO (2020).
“colorspace: A Toolbox for Manipulating and Assessing Colors and Palettes.”
*Journal of Statistical Software*, **96**(1), 1–49.
doi:10.18637/jss.v096.i01

```
# simulate color-vision deficiency by calling `simulate_cvd` with specified matrix
simulate_cvd(c("#005000", "blue", "#00BB00"), tritanomaly_cvd["6"][[1]])
# simulate color-vision deficiency by calling the shortcut high-level function
tritan(c("#005000", "blue", "#00BB00"), severity = 0.6)
# simulate color-vision deficiency by calling `simulate_cvd` with interpolated cvd matrix
simulate_cvd(c("#005000", "blue", "#00BB00"),
interpolate_cvd_transform(tritanomaly_cvd, severity = 0.6))
# apply CVD directly on wide RGB matrix (with R/G/B channels in rows)
RGB <- diag(3) * 255
rownames(RGB) <- c("R", "G", "B")
deutan(RGB)
```

[Package *colorspace* version 2.1-0 Index]