This function returns the number of terminal tips for the given input neuron. This function counts the number of compartments that terminate as terminal endpoints.

Function Output Type : Boolean

Calculated : At each tracing point

Returns a value : For whole arbor

Command Line Usage Function : "-f4, 0, 0, 10.0"

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

Values to consider : Total_sum

Output Interpretation :

In the above example returns total 6 terminal tips. 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.

References :
Computes only for terminal compartments.