Application of a LaserJet printer to plot the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue color test

Optom Vis Sci. 1990 May;67(5):372-6. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199005000-00013.


This paper presents a quick method of computing Farnsworth-Munsell (FM-100) scores and displaying these values on the polar coordinate scale usually associated with this test. The displayed results also present the clinician with a graph of the extended normalized score against cap number and a D-15 panel plot. The output is printed at high resolution on a Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet or a similar printer compatible with or able to emulate the HP. The program is written and compiled in Microsoft-C 5.0. The code can be easily modified either to be customized, or to be moved across compilers.

MeSH terms

  • Color Perception Tests / instrumentation*
  • Computer Systems
  • Humans
  • Mathematical Computing
  • Printing / methods*
  • Software