A scientific computing application for measuring topographic shape in 3D anatomical data.
MorphoTester is a scientific computing application for quantifying topographic shape from three-dimensional triangulated meshes representing anatomical shape data. Shape is described via three metrics which characterize distinct aspects of form: curvature (Dirichlet Normal Energy: Bunn et al., 2011; Winchester, in preparation); relief (Relief Index: Ungar and M’Kirera, 2003; Boyer, 2008); and complexity (Orientation Patch Count Rotated: Evans et al., 2007; Winchester, in preparation). Details on relevant methods can be found in the listed publications. To run MorphoTester, execute Morpho.py as a script via the Python interpreter. This application provides a flexible engine for viewing 3D triangulated meshes and calculating topographic metrics from individual files or directory batches.