This function returns the number of branches in the given input neuron. A branch is one or more compartments that lie between two branching points or between one branching point and a termination point.

Function Output Type : Boolean

Calculated : At each tracing point

Returns a value : For each branch

Command Line Usage Function : "-f3, 0, 0, 10.0"

Metric Total_Sum #Compartments
Minimum Average Maximum S.D.
N_branch 9 9 (6) 1 1 1 0
*All units are counts

Values to consider : Total_sum

Output Interpretation :

In the above example returns total 9 such branches. Since its a boolean function the user should use Total_Sum value for this metric. The minimum, average and maximum values doesn't make much sense for the study of this function.

Examples of Distribution Plots :

References :
-One can use this boolean rule 'terminal_degree>1' in the specificity panel to limit the analysis to internal branches. The opposite rule, which is 'terminal_degree=1' limits the analysis to terminal branches.