rootpoints returns the root point(s) (one per tree, often the soma).

branchpoints returns the branch points.

endpoints returns the end points (aka leaf nodes); the root point will be returned if it also a leaf node.

rootpoints(x, ...)

# S3 method for default
rootpoints(x, ...)

# S3 method for neuron
rootpoints(x, subtrees = 1, ...)

# S3 method for igraph
rootpoints(x, ...)

branchpoints(x, ...)

# S3 method for default
branchpoints(x, ...)

# S3 method for neuron
branchpoints(x, subtrees = 1, ...)

# S3 method for igraph
branchpoints(x, ...)

endpoints(x, ...)

# S3 method for neuron
endpoints(x, subtrees = 1, ...)

# S3 method for igraph
endpoints(x, ...)

# S3 method for default
endpoints(x, ...)

Arguments

x

Neuron or other object (e.g. igraph) which might have roots

...

Further arguments passed to methods (for ngraph or igraph objects eventually graph.nodes)).

subtrees

Integer index of the fully connected subtree in x$SubTrees. Only applicable when a neuron consists of multiple unconnected subtrees.

Value

FIXME Raw indices (in range 1:N) of vertices when x is a neuron, integer point identifier (aka PointNo) otherwise.

Details

A neuron may have multiple subtrees and therefore multiple roots. At present there is discrepancy between the *.neuron and *.igraph methods. For neurons we return the node indices, for igraph/ngraph objects the node identifiers (aka names/PointNo)

branchpoints.neuron returns a list if more than one subtree is specified

See also

Examples

rootpoints(Cell07PNs[[1]])
#> [1] 1
endpoints(Cell07PNs[[1]])
#> [1] 1 42 59 62 80 85 96 100 102 112 117 121 134 148 154 165 172 180