__Surface__

This function returns surface of the compartment.

Formula:
2
x
PI
x
r
x
h

Area of Cylinder

Area of Cylinder

Function Output Type : Real

Calculated : At each tracing point

Returns a value : For each compartment

Output:

Metric | Total_Sum | #Compartments (considered) |
#Compartments (discarded) |
Minimum | Average | Maximum | S.D. |

Surface | 17576 | 1548 | (1) | 0 | 11.3175 | 619.093 | 21.3962 |

Values to consider : All

Output Interpretation :

The surface area is computed using 2*pi*r*h, where r is the radius of compartment and h is the height. The above example, shows the total surface area is 17576 microns.

Total_Sum = 17576 gives Total_Sum, Minimum = 0 gives minimum, Maximum = 619.093 gives maximum for given input neuron.

Examples of Distribution Plots :

References :

The compartments that form the soma (Type = 1) are not considered for this study.