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For instance, calculating elliptical Fourier transforms on a configuration of landmarks would make no sense.
Momocs implement this desirable behavior and defines classes and subclasses, as S3 objects.
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In the last decade, R has become the open-source for statistics, and morphometrics known its so-called “revolution”.
Nevertheless, morphometric analyses still have to be carried out using various software packages either dedicated to a particular morphometric and/or for which source code is mostly unavailable and/or copyrighted.
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Thus a researcher will find that just a few lines of code will provide initial results, but the methods implemented can be finely tuned and extended according to the user’s needs.
Keywords used all accross Momocs are introduced here in bold. No 3D yet but different families can be handled: outlines, here in a first-quarter moon ; open outlines, here is the sterile valve of an olive stone; configuration of landmarks; here, hologous points from a mosquito wing.
requires a (very small) cerebral gymnastics at the beginning but the benefits are huge, for defining moprhometric pipelines in Momocs but also for R as a whole.
It makes things clearer, it: saves typing; reduces intermediate variable assignation; reads from left to right; substantiates the pipe we (should) have in mind.