[Chimera-users] Volume thresholds in Chimera

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 1 10:35:03 PDT 2007

Huang, Ren-Huai wrote:
> Hi, 
> Thanks for your help before. 
> Chimera runs smoothly in my Linux computer. It generates very nice images for
> EM reconstruction map. 
> Could you explain the concepts of thresholds of contour used in Volume
> histogram? What is the value mean? 
> Thanks very much in advance,
> Ren-Huai
Thomas Goddard wrote:
> Hi Ren-Huai,
>   The map values shown in the Chimera volume viewer dialog are the 
> values that come from the file.  Typically the map files do not have 
> any meaningful normalization.  There is currently no facility for 
> instead showing values in standard deviation units.  Chimera also does 
> not report the mean.  These capabilities are on our requested features 
> list (entry #88).
>   The histogram shows the distribution of map data values.  The height 
> is the logarithm of the number of grid points with values in a small 
> value range.
>     Tom

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