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Overlapping Analysis Tool

The overlapping analysis method is suited for comparison of density and overlap between two or more cell populations. The program divides the brain volume occupied by the datasets into boxes(bins) of a given size and counts the cell types within each box. If the cell number of each population within a box are equal or above a certain threshold the program shows this box in a different color indicating the spatial segregation or overlap. Similar approach has been used by He et al.,(1993), Alloway et al.,(1999) and Leergard et al.,(2000). There are several outputs of the program including visualization of bin distributions and summarized cell and bin numbers in excel format.