The EVAN Toolbox (ET) is a software package developed by the European Virtual Anthropology Network – EVAN (www.evan.at) and the EVAN-Society to facilitate form and shape analysis of objects featuring a complex geometry.
It uses Geometric Morphometrics (GM) which includes methods such as General Procrustes Analysis, Principal Component Analysis, Thin-Plate Spline Warping or Partial Least Squares Analysis. The software supports data acquisition, i.e. to locate landmarks and semilandmarks on curves and surfaces.
The EVAN Toolbox is intended for research and education purposes. If you use ET for your work, please don’t forget to acknowledge the EVAN Toolbox in the appropriate section of your publication. It is available for the operating system Windows (7/10).
|Download EVAN Toolbox Manual No.1 ET Templand v2.6 (1.6 MB)
|Download Tooth Data ET Templand (12 MB)
|Download EVAN Toolbox Manual No.2 ET Core v1.8 (6.4 MB)
|Download Crania Data ET Core (8 MB)
The idea behind the EVAN Toolbox is to make your life easier if your task is to analyse 3D shape and form of complexly shaped objects as we find them, for instance, in biology and medicine. ET is particularly focused on the advanced visualisation of shape and form comparisons. ET interacts with its users in the form of a programmable network in which the operator specifies the flow of information and control among various components, called nodes. To learn more about ET’s capabilities, please download the manuals above.
The source code of ET (status January 2010) is available to users worldwide under the license agreements of GNU. You can download it from this page and compile the program on your own.
If you would like to obtain updated (status 2010+) or compiled components (executables for Windows) of the EVAN Toolbox (ET), including more documentation and tutorials, exhaustive test data, a set of pre-defined templates for analysis (VPNs), or if you want to get access to the EVAN Archive with 3D data of primates and other mammals, the discussion board, trainings, and meetings, then please join the EVAN-Society.
|EVAN Toolbox display of a warped specimen, specimens grouped into males and females, cutting plane and grid for visualization of warp space.
|EVAN Toolbox display of the transformed and registered surfaces of human crania in a Generalised Procrustes Analysis.
The EVAN Toolbox (ET) was created by a research consortium and is intended for research purposes, NOT for commercial use !
If you use ET for your research, please acknowledge the EVAN Toolbox in the appropriate section of your publication !
Current source code
The source code for the EVAN Toolbox is free and can be found on GitHub:
Old source code (for historical reasons only)
The software was initially developed with funding from the EU (FP6 Marie Curie Actions MRTN-CT-2005-019564, 2006-2009) with the goal to train and educate a new generation of young researchers in Virtual Anthropology (VA). The source code for version 1.408 of the EVAN Toolbox developed in this time can be downloaded below.
The source (status January 2010) consists of three compilable components:
- the EVAN Toolbox source,
- the GMM library source, and
- the EdgeWarp library source
|The source of the EVAN Toolbox (status January 2010) is distributed under the terms of the License Agreement. By downloading any of the source of the EVAN Toolbox it is deemed you agree to the terms of the EVAN Toolkit License Agreement.
|Download EVAN Toolbox Source – revision 1408 (2.7 MB)
|Download EVAN Toolbox GMM Library Source – revision 1408 (1.0 MB)
|Download EVAN Toolbox Edgewarp Library Source – revision 1408 (3.3 MB)
|Download EVAN Win 32 libraries used by EVAN Toolbox – revision 1408 (39.8 MB)
|Download EVAN Toolbox License Agreement
|Download GNU General Public License Agreement
If you need further assistance with the EVAN Toolbox, email support is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.