When you run cellfinder, depending on the options chosen, a number of files will be created. These may be useful for custom analyses (i.e. analysis not currently performed by cellfinder itself). The file descriptions are ordered by the subdirectory that they are found in, within the main cellfinder output directory.
summary.csv- This file lists, for each brain area, the number of cells detected, the volume of the brain area,
and the density of cells (in cells per mm3).
all_points.csv- This file lists every detected cell, and it’s coordinate in both the raw data and atlas spaces,
along with the brain structure it is found in.
heatmap.tiff- This is a heatmap (in the coordinate space of the downsampled, reoriented data) representing cell
densities across the brain.
cells.xml- Cell candidate positions in the coordinate space of the raw data
cell_classification.xml- Same as
cells.xml, but after classification (i.e., each cell candidate has a
downsampled.points- Detected cell coordinates, in the coordinate space of the raw data, but downsampled and
reoriented to match the atlas (but not yet warped to the atlas). This can be loaded with
atlas.points- As above, but warped to the atlas. This can be loaded with
points.npy- Cell coordinates, transformed into atlas space, for visualisation using
abc4d.npy- Exported file for use with abc4d
The registration directory is simply a brainreg output directory. To understand these files, please see the brainreg output files page.
Two other files are also saved,
cellfinder_DATE_TIME.log. These files contain information
about how cellfinder was run, and are useful for troubleshooting and debugging. If you ask for help (e.g.
on the image.sc. forum), we may ask you to send the log file.