SHAPE is a software for general application of the method based on EFDs. SHAPE extracts the contour shape from a full color bitmap image, delineates the contour shape with the EFDs, and finally performs the principal component analysis of the EFDs for summarizing the shape information. With the aid of this package, a researcher can easily analyze shapes on a personal computer without special knowledge about the procedures related to the method.
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Iwata, H., and Y. Ukai (2002)
SHAPE: A computer program package for quantitative evaluation of biological shapes based on elliptic Fourier descriptors.
Journal of Heredity 93: 384-385.