In the cell variance paper, it is noted that the spherical harmonics coefficients are sensitive to the orientations of the cells, and that different methods of alignment can generate different versions of shape space. I am currently working on writing a function to align my cells in a way that is different from the default
alignment_2d method, and I have a couple of questions:
Are there plans to add new alignment functions, and would there be interest in adding functions contributed by the community? I imagine this package is mostly being used internally at the moment, but it could be a neat addition in the future to “crowdsource” alignment functions used for different types of data,
I was also wondering the purpose of the
make_uniqueoption when aligning the cells, which wasn’t used for the paper. What would be a situation where one might want to use
make_unique = True?
By the way, thanks for the update to the readme file for
aicsshparam, the animation looks cool and the examples are helpful.