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This is an overview. Please see the main Plot Panel, Stack Plot, and Map Plot.

Map Manager plots values for each 3D annotation. Plots can be made from a stack, a map, and a pool of maps. These plots are very powerful because they are linked to the raw data. If a plot point looks suspicious, one can always return to the raw image data. Finally, these plots are powerful as they are publication ready.

Plotting from a single stack

For a single stack, open the Point List window. Use the ‘Plot’ button to make Y vs X plots for values from the stack. Each point plotted is for a single 3D object (e.g. a spine). Right click on column row in the table and select ‘Set X Stat’ or ‘Set Y Stat’ to use the values in the column for plotting.

Plotting from a map

Use the ‘Plot’ tab in the main time-series window. There are default plots provided here including ‘Spine Length’ as well as intensity measures such as:

  • Spine Sum: sSum
  • Spine Background Sum: sbSum
  • Background Subtracted Spine Sum: bssSum
  • Dendrite Sum: dSum
  • Dendrite Background Sum: dbSum
  • Background Subtracted Dendrite Sum: bsdSum

Advanced plotting with the Plot Panel

Open the main plot panel from the main time-series window using the ‘Plot’ button.

The general idea is to select a Y value from the list, a corresponding X value and make a plot. All plots will show the values for individual 3D annotations (one annotation per point in the plot). There are two types of plots

  1. Spine Plot Map - To plot a Y value versus an X map value such as days or hours. Add example
  2. Session Plot (Map) - To plot values from 2 different sessions/timepoints. Use this to see how objects change from one time-point to the next. Add example

Plotting a map pool

A map pool will make one plot holding data from a number of maps. There are two types of map pools, just like there are two types of plots.

  1. Time-series pool - Map Pool (Time-Series)
  2. Session pool - Map Pool(Sessions)

The interface to creating a map pool from a number of open maps is in the Plot Panel.

Plot Window Interface

Once a plot is made from a stack or a map, Map Manager provides a unified interface.

  • To get back to the raw stack. Select a point, right-click and choose a menu option.
    • Plot Stack
    • Plot Spine
    • Plot Run +/- 1
    • Plot Run +/- All
    • Plot Run +/- n
  • For spines, show only spines on a single dendrite or all dendrites. Do this by setting ‘Map Segment ID’ and/or the ‘All Segments’ checkbox.
  • Generate tables of numbers and statistics. Use the ‘Stats’ button. These can easily be copied and pasted into other analysis software.
  • Click and drag to visually select subsets of objects. There are three different selections, turn each one on with the 1/2/3 radio buttons. Once created, the ‘Stats’ button will include the statistics for these manual selections in the output table.

Group Plots

Group plots allow you to plot the mean for a spine across a number of sessions.

  1. Specify session conditions for a map in main time-series window.
  2. Specify a list of conditions to plot in main plot panel ‘Session Conditions’. This is a semicolon separated list and accepts ‘’ as a wildcard. For example ‘a;b;c
  3. Plot the group plot with the ‘Group Plot’ button in the main plot panel