PoCA is a a powerful stand-alone software designed to ease the manipulation and quantification of multidimensional and multicolor SMLM point cloud data. It is built around a custom-made Open-GL-based rendering engine that provides full user interactive control of SMLM point cloud data, both for visualization and manipulation. It combines the strengths of both C++ and Python programming languages, providing access to efficient and optimized C++ computer graphics algorithms and Python ecosystem. It is designed for improving users and developers’ experience, by integrating a user-friendly GUI, a macro recorder, and the capability to execute Python code easily. PoCA is the result of a decade of developments and the legacy of SR-Tesseler and Coloc-Tesseler, software solutions that were swiftly adopted by the community.
If you use it, please cite it:
Florian Levet, Eric Hosy, Adel Kechkar, Corey Butler, Anne Beghin, Daniel Choquet, Jean-Baptiste Sibarita. SR-Tesseler: a method to segment and quantify localization-based super-resolution microscopy data. Nature Methods 12 (11), 1065-71 (2015) doi:10.1038/nmeth.3579
Florian Levet, Guillaume Julien, Rémi Galland, Corey Butler, Anne Beghin, Anaël Chazeau, Philipp Hoess, Jonas Ries, Grégory Giannone, Jean-Baptiste Sibarita. A tessellation-based colocalization analysis approach for single-molecule localization microscopy. Nature Communications 10, 2379 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10007-4
PoCA is developed by Florian Levet, researcher in the Quantitative Imaging of the Cell team, headed by Jean-Baptiste Sibarita. FL and JBS are part of the Interdisciplinary Insitute for Neuroscience. FL is part of the Bordeaux Imaging Center.
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