Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 9 (1990)  Number 1 - Proceedings of the fifth European congress for stereology - Part three - June 1990 

STEPone - An interactive program for manual stereology

Daniel Humbert
Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Buhlstrasse 26, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
Luis-M. Cruz-Orive
Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Buhlstrasse 26, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
Ewald R. Weibel
Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Buhlstrasse 26, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
Peter Gehr
Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Buhlstrasse 26, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
Peter H. Burri
Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Buhlstrasse 26, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
Hans Hoppeler
Department of Anatomy, University of Berne, Buhlstrasse 26, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland

Abstract

A new software package for stereology, based on the inexpensive MS DOS (PC DOS) computing environment is described. STEPone is an interactive program with on-line HELP facilities. Raw data (in the form of raw counts obtained with possibly different test systems) can be entered at the keyboard into basic compartments. The user can then define and obtain ratios of linear combinations (with unit coefficients) of the basic compartment variables. The design can be structured into strata, sections and quadrats, and it uses updated statistics. The acquisition of raw data by manual methods is not essential to the program.

Keywords : image analysis, manual methods, MS DOS, point counting, quadrat, ratio estimation, sampling design, section, software package, stereology, stratification, test system

To cite this article

Daniel Humbert, Luis-M. Cruz-Orive, Ewald R. Weibel, Peter Gehr, Peter H. Burri & Hans Hoppeler, «STEPone - An interactive program for manual stereology», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 9 (1990), Number 1 - Proceedings of the fifth European congress for stereology - Part three - June 1990, 111-124 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=2801.