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About Caret

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Caret is a free, open-source, software package for structural and functional analyses of the cerebral and cerebellar cortex. Caret runs on Apple (Mac OSX), Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Caret software includes two main programs, caret5 and caret_command. caret5 is a graphical user interface (GUI) for interactively manipulating and viewing neuroimaging data. caret_command is a command line program that allows batch processing of neuroimaging data.

Caret is developed in the Van Essen Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Caret 5.61 Functionality

  • Atlases and associated experimental data (see [Caret:Atlases | Atlases]).
  • Capture images and create movies of surface, volume, and contour (border) data.
  • Caret-command script builder and executor for algorithm testing and batch processing.
  • Classify regions of a surface using border and paint operations.
  • Connect and transfer data to and from the [Sums:About|SuMS database].
  • Flexible overlay system for displaying a variety of data in layers on surfaces or volumes.
  • Map neuroimaging activation foci (stereotaxic coordinates) to surfaces and volumes.
  • Map functional and other volume data to surfaces.
  • Map surface-based data (e.g., cortical areas) onto volumes.
  • Metadata handling that can encode processing steps, vocabularies, citations.
  • Multiple windows for simultaneous display of contours, surfaces, and volumes.
  • Read and write many file formats (Analyze, AFNI, Caret, FreeSurfer, GIfTI, NIfTI, and many others).
  • Surface-based statistics (based on sulcal depth and other shape characteristics).
  • Surface inflation and flattening.
  • Surface reconstruction via segmentation of anatomical volume data (SureFit method).
  • Surface reconstruction from contours.
  • Surface region of interest operations.
  • Visualization of contour, surface, and volumetric data.

About caret_command

caret_command is a command line program containing ~200 command-line operations that can be applied singly, or in combination, to process surface and/or volume data.

About WebCaret

Allows Caret-like online visualization of data sets in the Sums DB database without downloading software or data.

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