I have 2 categories of objects (let’s say cells and nuclei) which were identified using separate IdentifyPrimAutomatic modules.
Each nucleus object is embbeded within a cell object, so I use the Relate module to associate each nucleus-cell couple.
The cell objects were not necessarily identify in the same order as the nuclei objects since they were identified separately.
In this case, there are as many parent objects as there are children objects, so I assumed that the Relate process would have assigned the same indices to each related objects, but it does not seem to be the case…
For example, let’s say nucleus #3 was the third to be identified. The Relate module has associated nucleus #3 to cell #2 because nucleus #3 is embbeded within cell #2, however it seems that the Relate module has not changed the label of nucleus #3 to #2… It is a problem if I want to make calculations with the measurements of the associated cells-nuclei objects. Let’s say I want to calculate, using the CalculateMath module, the ratio of the area of each nucleus to the area of its associated cell, then the calculation will be erroneous since the associated nuclei and cells are not in same order (they don’t have the same indices).
Is there a way to assign the same indices to related objects (other than using IdentifyPrimAutomatic followed by IdentifySecondary)?
Thanks for the answer,