Analyze Skeleton "running average length"

fiji
skeleton-analysis

#1

Hi all,

We are doing some 3D skeleton analysis with the Analyze Skeleton plugin but we do not understand the meaning of the result “Running average length”.
I cannot find info about this parameter in the plugin site :frowning:
Any help will be really welcome!
Best regards,

Verónica


#3

Hi! I still do not understand this parameter but I have to admit that I had no time to read about it :frowning:
If you know it and you would not mind telling me about it that would be great!
Appart from the running average length, the plugin is great and we could obtain a lot of data :slight_smile:
Thanks a lot for replying!

Verónica


#4

Hi @VeroMicro,

@iarganda is the main author of that plugin and will know for sure.

The code seems to have the answer though: From what I understand the “running average length” is a sum of distances between points on the skeleton (averaged over 5 pixels).

From here is says:

length_ra - calibrated edge length calculated with running average ofer (sic) 5 Pixel

So it sounds like a “smoother” version of length - since it averages distances over 5 vertices (I think).

Hope that helps a little,
John


#5

Dear John, thanks a lot for the info!! For sure it helps! :slight_smile: