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Considering my previous question, I have some MATLAB contour plots whose original colormap parula is defined by the following rgb data:

MATLAB colormap (parula)

http://pastebin.com/akFwwK6x

How can I reproduce the original MATLAB color bar shown below using PGFPlots and make it span horizontally over the space under the three subfigures (knowing that the minimum value of colorbar is 300 and maximum is 1600)?

enter image description here

\RequirePackage{luatex85}
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots,caption,subcaption,showframe,siunitx}
\usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots}
\pgfplotsset{compat=newest}


\begin{document}
    \begin{figure}
        \centering
        \begin{tikzpicture}
        \begin{groupplot}[
        group style={
            group name=G,
            group size=3 by 1,
            y descriptions at=edge left,
            horizontal sep=20pt % adjust as needed
        },
        enlargelimits=false,
        width=0.28\textwidth-width("300"),
        height=0.25\textheight,
        scale only axis, axis on top , grid=both,
        ]

        \nextgroupplot
        \addplot graphics [xmin=0, xmax=50, ymin=0, ymax=150] {example-image-a};
        \nextgroupplot
        \addplot graphics [xmin=0, xmax=50, ymin=0, ymax=150] {example-image-b};
        \nextgroupplot
        \addplot graphics [xmin=0, xmax=50, ymin=0, ymax=150] {example-image-c};
        \end{groupplot}

        \end{tikzpicture}

    \end{figure}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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So you mean something like the following?
(Because I think you will modify the shown colorbar so that it corresponds to the one from your previous questions, maybe also the hints in https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/336647/95441 are helpful.)

% used PGFPlots v1.14
\RequirePackage{luatex85}
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
    \usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots}
    \pgfplotsset{
        % define the colormap
        colormap={parula}{
            rgb=(0.208100000000000,0.166300000000000,0.529200000000000)
            rgb=(0.211623809523810,0.189780952380952,0.577676190476191)
            rgb=(0.212252380952381,0.213771428571429,0.626971428571429)
            rgb=(0.208100000000000,0.238600000000000,0.677085714285714)
            rgb=(0.195904761904762,0.264457142857143,0.727900000000000)
            rgb=(0.170728571428571,0.291938095238095,0.779247619047619)
            rgb=(0.125271428571429,0.324242857142857,0.830271428571429)
            rgb=(0.0591333333333334,0.359833333333333,0.868333333333333)
            rgb=(0.0116952380952381,0.387509523809524,0.881957142857143)
            rgb=(0.00595714285714286,0.408614285714286,0.882842857142857)
            rgb=(0.0165142857142857,0.426600000000000,0.878633333333333)
            rgb=(0.0328523809523810,0.443042857142857,0.871957142857143)
            rgb=(0.0498142857142857,0.458571428571429,0.864057142857143)
            rgb=(0.0629333333333333,0.473690476190476,0.855438095238095)
            rgb=(0.0722666666666667,0.488666666666667,0.846700000000000)
            rgb=(0.0779428571428572,0.503985714285714,0.838371428571429)
            rgb=(0.0793476190476190,0.520023809523810,0.831180952380952)
            rgb=(0.0749428571428571,0.537542857142857,0.826271428571429)
            rgb=(0.0640571428571428,0.556985714285714,0.823957142857143)
            rgb=(0.0487714285714286,0.577223809523810,0.822828571428572)
            rgb=(0.0343428571428572,0.596580952380952,0.819852380952381)
            rgb=(0.0265000000000000,0.613700000000000,0.813500000000000)
            rgb=(0.0238904761904762,0.628661904761905,0.803761904761905)
            rgb=(0.0230904761904762,0.641785714285714,0.791266666666667)
            rgb=(0.0227714285714286,0.653485714285714,0.776757142857143)
            rgb=(0.0266619047619048,0.664195238095238,0.760719047619048)
            rgb=(0.0383714285714286,0.674271428571429,0.743552380952381)
            rgb=(0.0589714285714286,0.683757142857143,0.725385714285714)
            rgb=(0.0843000000000000,0.692833333333333,0.706166666666667)
            rgb=(0.113295238095238,0.701500000000000,0.685857142857143)
            rgb=(0.145271428571429,0.709757142857143,0.664628571428572)
            rgb=(0.180133333333333,0.717657142857143,0.642433333333333)
            rgb=(0.217828571428571,0.725042857142857,0.619261904761905)
            rgb=(0.258642857142857,0.731714285714286,0.595428571428571)
            rgb=(0.302171428571429,0.737604761904762,0.571185714285714)
            rgb=(0.348166666666667,0.742433333333333,0.547266666666667)
            rgb=(0.395257142857143,0.745900000000000,0.524442857142857)
            rgb=(0.442009523809524,0.748080952380952,0.503314285714286)
            rgb=(0.487123809523809,0.749061904761905,0.483976190476191)
            rgb=(0.530028571428571,0.749114285714286,0.466114285714286)
            rgb=(0.570857142857143,0.748519047619048,0.449390476190476)
            rgb=(0.609852380952381,0.747314285714286,0.433685714285714)
            rgb=(0.647300000000000,0.745600000000000,0.418800000000000)
            rgb=(0.683419047619048,0.743476190476191,0.404433333333333)
            rgb=(0.718409523809524,0.741133333333333,0.390476190476190)
            rgb=(0.752485714285714,0.738400000000000,0.376814285714286)
            rgb=(0.785842857142857,0.735566666666667,0.363271428571429)
            rgb=(0.818504761904762,0.732733333333333,0.349790476190476)
            rgb=(0.850657142857143,0.729900000000000,0.336028571428571)
            rgb=(0.882433333333333,0.727433333333333,0.321700000000000)
            rgb=(0.913933333333333,0.725785714285714,0.306276190476191)
            rgb=(0.944957142857143,0.726114285714286,0.288642857142857)
            rgb=(0.973895238095238,0.731395238095238,0.266647619047619)
            rgb=(0.993771428571429,0.745457142857143,0.240347619047619)
            rgb=(0.999042857142857,0.765314285714286,0.216414285714286)
            rgb=(0.995533333333333,0.786057142857143,0.196652380952381)
            rgb=(0.988000000000000,0.806600000000000,0.179366666666667)
            rgb=(0.978857142857143,0.827142857142857,0.163314285714286)
            rgb=(0.969700000000000,0.848138095238095,0.147452380952381)
            rgb=(0.962585714285714,0.870514285714286,0.130900000000000)
            rgb=(0.958871428571429,0.894900000000000,0.113242857142857)
            rgb=(0.959823809523810,0.921833333333333,0.0948380952380953)
            rgb=(0.966100000000000,0.951442857142857,0.0755333333333333)
            rgb=(0.976300000000000,0.983100000000000,0.0538000000000000)
        },
    }
\begin{document}
    \begin{tikzpicture}
        \begin{groupplot}[
            group style={
                group name=G,
                group size=3 by 1,
                y descriptions at=edge left,
                horizontal sep=20pt % adjust as needed
            },
            enlargelimits=false,
            % !!! I don't know what the part `width("300")' is doing exactly !!!
            width=0.28\textwidth-width("300"),
            height=0.25\textheight,
            scale only axis,
            axis on top,
            grid=both,
        ]
        % add the colorbar to the first groupplot
        \nextgroupplot [
            % it should be horizontal ...
            colorbar horizontal,
            % ... and sampled
            colorbar sampled,
            % define the style of the colorbar
            colorbar style={
                % it should be positioned at ...
                at=(G c1r1.below south west),
                % ... with the anchor ...
                anchor=north west,
                % ... with the same width as the axis parts of the groupplots,
                % i.e. 3 times the width of a single groupplot plus two times
                % the width of the horizontal sep of the groupplots, ...
                parent axis width=3*(0.28\textwidth-width("300")) + 2*20pt,
                % ... and the start and end points ...
                point meta min=300,
                point meta max=1600,
                % ... and the number of samples should be identical to the
                % number of colors in the colormap
                samples={
                    \pgfplotscolormapsizeof{%
                        \pgfkeysvalueof{/pgfplots/colormap name}%
                    }+1
                },
            },
        ]
            \addplot graphics [xmin=0, xmax=50, ymin=0, ymax=150] {example-image-a};
        \nextgroupplot
            \addplot graphics [xmin=0, xmax=50, ymin=0, ymax=150] {example-image-b};
        \nextgroupplot
            \addplot graphics [xmin=0, xmax=50, ymin=0, ymax=150] {example-image-c};
        \end{groupplot}

%        % for debugging purposes only
%        \draw [red,very thin]
%            (G c1r1.south west) -- +(0,-1cm)
%            (G c3r1.south east) -- +(0,-1cm)
%        ;

    \end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

image showing the result of above code

  • The answer awesomeness put a smile on my face :). I will get back here in case I need a little bit refinement. Thanks for your help. – Diaa Jan 24 '17 at 9:40
  • If you don't mind, could you please consider my similar question? – Diaa Jan 22 '18 at 20:26

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