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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

popLA - An Integrated Software System for Texture Analysis

1Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
2Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
3University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The quantitative analysis of texture data is a computationally intensive task requiring mathematically sophisticated techniques. The small market has made commercial distribution of texture analysis software expensive and, on the whole, unsatisfactory. Additionally, most of the software that has been made available has been specific to one or another brand of x-ray hardware and associated computer. In some cases, proprietary data structures have made information interchange almost impossible.