Taper_1
This function returns the Burke Taper. This function is measured between two bifurcation points.
Formula :
D
a

D
b
L
Function Output Type : Real
Calculated : At each bifurcation point
Returns a value : For each branch
Output:
Metric  Total_Sum  #Compartments (considered) 
#Compartments (discarded) 
Minimum  Average  Maximum  S.D. 
Taper_1  1.4721  89  (1465)  0.0636  0.0165  0.003  0.072459 
Values to consider : All
Output Interpretation :
Burke Taper: actual diameter of the bifurcation compartment (Da) minus previous bifurcation compartment diameter ( Dc ), divided by the total length(L) of the branch = (Da  Dc) /L
Total_Sum = 1.4721 gives Total_Sum, Minimum = 0.0636 gives minimum, Maximum = 0.003 gives maximum for given input neuron.
References :
 Taper1 values are positive.
 If there are Negative values, that means the given reconstruction file has smaller parent diameters when compared to the daughter branches.
 If there are Negative values, that means the given reconstruction file has smaller parent diameters when compared to the daughter branches.