Half sets for FSC

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Daniel Asarnow
Half sets for FSC

Hi Tim,

How are the particles split for FSC calculations? Even/odd, 1st half / 2nd half, completely random, etc.

If possible I'd like my par2star.py program to output the same split. Thanks.

Hi Dan,

Hi Dan,

This is maybe a little difficult, If running from the command line you are given the option "FSC calculation with even/odd particles".  If you set this to true it will be even odd.  If you set it to false (and the GUI always sets it to false) then the relevant code is :-

    if (! split_even_odd) fsc_particle_repeat = myroundint((input_star_file.ReturnMaxPositionInStack() - input_star_file.ReturnMinPositionInStack() + 1.0) / 100.0);
    if (fsc_particle_repeat > images_to_process) fsc_particle_repeat = images_to_process;
    if (fsc_particle_repeat % 2 != 0) fsc_particle_repeat++;

Then, when the images are being inserted the decision is taken as :-

    if (input_parameters.position_in_stack % fsc_particle_repeat < fsc_particle_repeat / 2)
            input_particle.insert_even = true;
          input_particle.insert_even = false;

Basically there is a run length which is either number of particles that the given process is processing / 100 (or +1 if needed to make it even).   The first half of that run length is put into the first reconstruction, the second half into the second.  However exactly where it goes depends on how mnay images that particular process was given to process, so would be hard to predict after the fact. 

It is done this way to try and minimize double picks of the same particle ending up in the same half map.



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