I am trying to get each neurons’ cell volume from the cell type morphology dataset. For individual cells, I can get the reconstruction SWC files. In python, if I use the total_volume function from neuron_morphology.features.size, it gives me a number for each neuron. Is this number representative of the actual biological size of that neuron (in μm^3)?
I am asking especially since the number calculated by neuron_morphology seems to correlate with but not equal to volume calculated by L-Measure for the same SWC file (I use the python implementation pylmeasure and its function getOneMeasure).
For example, here are the volume I got from the SWC files of three cells from Allen:
Cell_ID Volume(neuron_morphology) Volume(L-Measure)
555241040 3149.566951 3420.16
530737765 3417.700939 3060.25
584872371 1615.318717 1649.62