Olecranon Fossa

Shape Simulator

Metric Pattern Analysis


Use shape simulator to recreate the olecranon fossa of a humerus you are analysing. Change triangularity and concavity until they closely resemble your individual's shape as much as possible. Below the LDA model gives you the probability of your individual being a male or a female based on the visual criteria you simulated. Here, the method works like a morphoscopic/visual scoring method, but in a continuous scale.

Analysis Report
Probabilistic Result

Linear Discriminant 1

Predicted Class
Shape Simulator

Best separation occurs with PC3 and PC5 for our sample, with the analyses performed, and we provide a model in the Shape Simulator tab to work with these sex-correlated variables.

Here we allow you to interact with all the other PCs so you can better understand what kind of information a PCA actually extracts from shape data. As you will see, those are all very abstract shape transformations, that describe the variability on the dataset, but not necessarily what would better help you describe/analyse a particular problem.


This decision support system is freely provided as an aid for profiling skeletal material. Osteomics has no responsibility for its ultimate use or misuse. While Osteomics tries to ensure the software is theoretically grounded and statically accurate, we provide no warranty and make no specific claims as to its performance or its appropriateness for use in any particular situation. If a paper is available for any of our tools, please read it before applying the method. Always keep in mind: you are the expert, these tools are just decision support systems. They do not have the final word.