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Collecting Image Data and Using Excel


 BIRDD: The Finch Problem Space

1. Choose an image data set and make a hypothesis about the what you are measuring in the images.

For example:   Cars in a grocery store parking lot at 9AM versus 9PM, length of the orbit in mammal skulls by family, the amount of ice deposited per year in ice core samples, etc.

2. ImageJ is a NIH resource for processing and analyzing images. The software can be downloaded from the ImageJ web site: The documentation can be found at

Collecting data using Image J is relatively easy since your data is captured as you measure or count. In this exercise, make at least 20 measurements.  

3. Enter your data into an Excel spreadsheet.  Summarize the data and generate a graphical display of the data to explain your observations and support your conclusions.  

4. Post a blog about this activity.


Some links to image data: