More than a century ago, Ramón y Cajal provided a qualitative description of neuronal branching in all its forms and variants. However, even today, few rigorous and useful formalisms are available for a quantitative description of dendritic and axonal morphology.
The TREES toolbox provides:
This software package is written in
Matlab (Mathworks, Natick, MA),
the most widely used scientific programming language.
We hope that other groups will benefit from this package
and that they will add their own code to the TREES toolbox
based on their own specific applications.
The code is therefore freely distributed.
When publishing scientific work using this toolbox please cite the paper:
"Cuntz H, Forstner F, Borst A, Häusser M (2010). One rule to grow them all: A general theory of neuronal branching and its practical application. PLoS Comput Biol 6(8): e1000877."
We encourage users of the toolbox to recommend it to their peers
(and also to funding and award agencies where appropriate).
Hermann Cuntz, main developer
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
last updated on 29 September 2021, Hermann Cuntz