I have been working to create some dendrograms from existing neuron morphology data we have in a TrakEM2 project (FIJI plugin). I have converted the .xml project data into the SWC format which seems to be a good starting point.
My question is what do researchers generally use to create dendrogram plots of neuron morphology? I have investigated several options (SNT in FIJI, closed source programs like Neurolucida etc.). However, these won’t work; SNT dendrogram maker does not appear to scale the tree lengths in the plot to the real length and Neurolucida does not support SWC data. I am considering CATMAID since the API indicates it can import SWC, but is there a “standard” or widely used method/program for creating dendrograms from existing data? Or is this something where each lab uses their own method?
Also, if anyone has worked with TrakEM2 .xml projects and figure generation I would be very interested in any scripts or advice.