- Paper published in the journal Color Research and Application,
clarifying implementation issues, and pointing out a discontinuity in
the CIEDE2000 color difference (PDF format):

"The CIEDE2000 Color-Difference Formula: Implementation Notes, Supplementary Test Data, and Mathematical Observations,", G. Sharma, W. Wu, E. N. Dalal, Color Research and Application, vol. 30. No. 1, pp. 21-30, February 2005.

A presentation from the 2004 Color Imaging Conference which describes the discontinuities in CIEDE2000 computations can be found at: "http://www.ece.rochester.edu/~gsharma/presentations/"

- Test data for verifying software implementations of the formula in plain text format. Each row of the file has a pair of CIELAB values and a color difference corresponding to the pair. For each row, columns 1-3 of the file correspond to CIE L*, a*, b* values, respectively, for a reference color; columns 4-6 correspond to L*, a*, b* values, respectively, for a sample color; and column 7 corresponds to the CIEDE2000 color difference between this pair of values.
- Matlab function for computation of the CIEDE2000 color-difference and test program that validates the test data.
- Excel spreadsheet
implementation of
the CIEDE2000 color-difference formula (including test data).

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