IMP 8- Runs under Mac OSX 10.7,10.8, Windows 7,8
Software for Land-mark based Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Shape
Tools available for both 2D and 3D data
This version of IMP was compiled using Matlab 8.2, when you download and run these programs, they will download the Matlab drivers needed to run the programs from the Mathworks Corporation, and install the dynamic link libraries needed to run IMP8.
In IMP8, many previously independent programs have been bundled into a more limited number of packages. CoordGen8 for example can “call” TMorphGen, SemiLand, MatchMaker, BigFix and VisProto Editor. CoordGen doesn’t look much different that earlier versions, and isn’t any harder to use, but it now serves as a starting point for the other programs. This should simplify using IMP programs by reducing the sheer number of them. It will make my life easier in maintaining them as well (fingers crossed!).
All users should download CoordGen first and make sure it works before proceeding to other programs. CoordGen also installs the dynamic link libraries, the other programs assume CoordGen has already taken care of this. CoordGen should create a directory in your program files (Win) or applications (Mac) directory called IMP8. Within this directory, you will find CoordGen. Save the other zipped or compressed files into the directory created by CoordGen, and then expand them. You may have to use the Mac “Open” command to avoid a system warning that the program is from an unrecognized developer.
Note: These programs will not run within the Matlab environment, they are compiled versions of the Matlab functions. IMP programs will tend to start slowly, due to the need to load a lot of library files, be a bit patient. The “bundling” of multiple tools into a single package helps to reduce this problem slightly when you are using a number of different tools.
Zip File Contents- These typically include the software tool and some example files. Users manuals are now online and accessed from inside the program, using your default system browser.
2D IMP Programs
Versions updated the week of 3/7/14
Mac versions need OSX 10.7 or later, Windows needs Windows 7 or later
Other data management tasks, and simple statistics on a single data set
Now Included witnin CoordGen:
TMorphGen- Traditional Morphometrics Generator, calculates lengths and
Angles based on landmark data
SemiLand- Semi-Landmark alignment based on distance minimization
BigFlip- Tool for reflecting and averaging bilaterally symmetric specimens
MatchMaker- Tools for searching for “matches” within a specified
VisProto- An editing tool for creating protocol files for other IMP
programs, including TMorphGen, also allows for extraction
of subsets of data, with specified landmarks
differences in mean shape.
NMMDSGen8- Non-metric multidimensional scaling
PCAGen8SP-PCA of size and shape
CorrExplore-Testing models of correlation structure
DisparityBox- Investigating morphological disparity
AsymBoxTwo- Calculation of asymmetry, PCA+CVA of asymmetry based
On LM data
Standard8- size standardization for residual analysis of shape
VecLand8- display and compare ontogenetic growth vectors
VecCompare8-compute and angles between regression vectors
ShuffleAllometry8-specialized allometry tests
PLSAngle8- tools for comparing variance+covariance patterns
in multiple groups
SpaceAngle- Calculate of angles between subspaces defined
by PCA axes of groups
3D IMP Programs
Updated the week of 3/14/14
Note: If you are using the IMP3D tools, you must still install CoordGen8 (above) first, to install the necessary Matlab drivers. Install and check CoordGen8 before proceeding with the 3D tools below.
of the means of two groups, variance calculations, file conversion, traditional measurements calculations etc. The 3D equivalent of CoordGen
Now includes the following tools:
ChainMan3D- Conversion of chain-coded outlines in 2D or 3D to semilandmarks
WireMan- This is an editor for creating wire frames or protocols for use with
other IMP 3D tools
Pts_2_tps- converts .pts format files from LandMark to tps format
MatchMaker3D- the 3D shape matching tool
DisparityBox3D8- analysis of disparity patterns
ThreeD_Regress_Mac ThreeDRegress- Regression Tools in 3D
ThreeD_Regress_Win also includes
VecCompare3D- 3D comparisons of ontogenetic trajectories
Standardize3D- Standardization tool for residual analysis in 3D
ThreeDPLS_Angle8- Comparison of covariance patterns in multiple groups