Possibly slightly niche for this forum, but we’ve released the BrainGlobe Atlas API (
bg-atlasapi) Version 1.0.0.
bg-atlasapi is a lightweight python module for interacting with many brain atlases used in neuroscience (Allen Mouse, Max Planck larval zebrafish etc.).
The aim is to simplify the use of these atlases by providing a consistent API, but more importantly, to reduce the amount of wasted time in software development. By using
bg-atlasapi you can write your software for use with one model species/atlas, and others can use your software in another.
The atlases currently implemented are:
- The Allen Mouse Brain Atlas (10, 25, 50 and 100 micron)
- The Allen Human Brain Atlas (100 micron)
- The Max Planck Zebrafish Brain Atlas (1 micron)
- The Enhanced and Unified Mouse Brain Atlas (25 micron)
If you think this software would be useful, we’d love you to try it out (and let us know how you get on). In particular, get in touch if you’d like to contribute an atlas.