Back in the days when phenetic clustering was new, at one point someone
(Sokal, Rohlf, someone like that) suggested that their field be called
"taxometrics". Someone else pointed out that the more proper Greek name
would be "taximetrics". Someone else then killed off this suggestion by
Dear Chris, Norm, Alannah,
Thank you for your comments and discussion on this term! And for engaging
in a fun and different topic for this forum.
It is indeed the etymology and usage I find most fascinating. I have
noticed through my years of training in morphometrics (as I would call it)
Possibly interesting to morphmet members. Forwarded via subscriber. -ds
Subject: [dzg-evol] Course: Barcelona, Spain; Phylogenetic analysis
using R, 6-10 March 2017
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:39:29 +0200
From: dzg evol
I'm digitizing landmarks for geometric morphometics using TPSDig and plotting
the data from a .TPS file in Geomorph in R.
For a newly digitized dataset the plot of the aligned landmarks of all
specimens is horizontally inverted
This is not the case for an older dataset also
I don't know if there is too much difference except for correct usage.
Phylogeny is a noun taken to mean the development history of phyla or
phylogenesis. Phylogenetics uses the suffix -ic on the end which makes the noun
phylogeny into an adjective. I would tend to use phylogeny as
Working with DAVID I noticed that the textures of the OBJ files. are saved
in PNG format, not in JPG; and all the views are in the same file. There is
any way to create this kind of PNG. file with your pictures?. May be this
correction could work fine in meshlab.
I hope this
They are synonyms, with the same meaning. Incidentally, that is the same
as for "biometry" and "biometrics".
I think "morphometry" may be the older of the two (the Oxford English
Dictiionary has a first occurrence in 1857, although it is not clear
whether the meaning is the same,
There’s no clear difference between these terms in the sense of the manner in
which they are used at present. Morphometry is sometimes represented as
referring to the metrics (= measurements) of form or shape whereas
morphometrics is sometimes used to refer to the set of numerical and statical