Take the 2-minute tour ×
Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I know that I can read, write and analyse different type of brain scanning data using various Medical Imaging Tools available for R. But I am looking for something very simple - a possibility to just plot a black & white, vectored, schematic outline of the brain (from top and side view) and outline some manually chosen anatomical parts.

share|improve this question
    
What is your data source for the plot? As you probably know, there are lots of great R tools to draw arbitrary polygons and label locations if you have a set of coordinates. –  Carl Witthoft Jan 31 '12 at 14:50
    
I don't think that data is relevant at this point @Carl. I am looking for something like a map - a simple default outline, on which I can plot any coordinates. –  Geek On Acid Jan 31 '12 at 15:09
    
In that case, why not look thru Google Images and D/L the highest-res outline you can find? –  Carl Witthoft Jan 31 '12 at 15:22
    
I agree with @CarlWitthoft, if you're simply after a schematic diagram of a brain that you can annotate, R probably isn't the right tool for the job. –  joran Jan 31 '12 at 15:37
    
Sure, you both have point @joran and Carl, but I come back to my example with maps. Certainly you can download hi-res outlines of the maps from Google, but there are packages for doing it in R. I was hoping to get similar reference for plotting 2D representation of brain in R, if it's been done already. If not - fair enough. –  Geek On Acid Jan 31 '12 at 15:59
add comment

migrated from stackoverflow.com Aug 15 '12 at 18:51

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.