An R package for the (3D) visualisation and analysis of biological image data, especially tracings of single neurons. nat is the core package of a wider suite of neuroanatomy tools introduced at http://natverse.github.io. nat (and its ancestors) have been used in a number of papers from our group including:
For the impatient …
# install install.packages("nat") # use library(nat) # plot some test data (?kcs20 for details) # Drosophila Kenyon cells processed from raw data at http://flycircuit.tw head(kcs20) open3d() plot3d(kcs20, col=type) # get help ?nat
A confirmed stable version of nat can be installed from CRAN.
However, nat remains under quite active development, so if you will be using nat extensively, we generally recommend installing the latest development version directly from github using the devtools package.
# install devtools if required if (!requireNamespace("devtools")) install.packages("devtools") # then install nat devtools::install_github("natverse/nat")
To get an idea of what nat can do:
When you’re ready to learn more:
If you want some help using nat:
If you think that you have found a bug:
Thanks for your interest in nat!