Simple Neurite Tracer: Split Path between branch points and between branch and terminal points

Dear List,
I am importing in SNT v3.1.101 some Swc files that were traced in Neutube to perform some measurements.
Yet I’ve two problems,

  1. We tagged processes with different type determinants but this information is apparently lost in SNT (both in path manager and exported CSV file).

  2. Our cells have a number of small lateral processes (here a simple example with only two of them) that stem from a primary dendrites and we would like measure their numbers, lenght etc. We would also like to measure the inter-process distance.
    Yet impored swc are subdivided into paths that always continue past the branch point along one bifurcation, without caring about post-branch path lenght ( I guess they simply follow the order of nodes in the swc file). Rather we would like to split each path between branching points to divide them in segments (branch to branch or branch to termini)

A manual method would be useful (I could not yet figure it out!)
However, as we have many cells and many processes a hint on how to do that programmatically would be much appreciated!

Thank you very much


P.S. I may have inavertently duplicated this message… in case, I apologize for that!


@tferr Any thoughts?

Dear Curtis,
Thank you very much for your clarification! I’ll keep posting my questions here.
Everibody is busy! I totally udnerstand that



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