The procrustes superimposition method calculates the procrustes average specimen, which removes scale from the specimens. The following covers the options available in Checkpoint’s Shape Analysis tab. Under “Analysis method”, select “Generalized Procrustes Analysis”.
What is a Population Average?
A population average merges together several individual specimens to form a consensus of the group being studied. A population average is useful for computing and understanding what “normal” means for a specific group. For example, what is the normal 3D shape of crania, mandible, condyle, femoral head, tibial plateau, etc.