Quick Start

For the impatient …

nat.templatebrains provides additional functions for use with the NeuroAnatomy Toolbox (nat). In particular, it defines the notion of a template brain, as used in image registration of 3D data, along with bridging registrations between template brains (see https://github.com/jefferislab/BridgingRegistrations) and mirroring registrations from one brain hemisphere to the other.

This is a generic package, usable with data from any species. For Drosophila specific functions and data, see our nat.flybrains package. Installing/loading nat.flybrains will automatically install/load nat.templatebrains.


This package has now been released to CRAN (since v0.4.1), but since there are regular updates between CRAN releases we generally recommend that you install the development version from GitHub.

CRAN release


Development version

If you want to install the development version of nat.templatebrains, you can do this using devtools. You will probably also wish to install the development version of the nat package if you do this.

if (!require("remotes")) install.packages("remotes")

Note: Windows users may need Rtools as well as remotes to install this way.