Persistence Software

Persistence analyzes images of polymers to determine their bending persistence length. Details can be found in the paper referenced below.

Sample data is included in the zip files for tutorial and educational purposes. Updates to the software will be posted as available.

Version 3.0 with manual filament reconstruction now available!

Please address all comments and inquiries to Enrique De La Cruz.

Version 3 for Windows

Persistence for Windows is here (20.2 MB). Requires MatLab MCR Release 8.3 for both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

Version 1 for Mac/Linux. Version 3 coming shortly!

Persistence for Mac and Linux is here (10.3 MB). Requires MatLab MCR Release 8.1.

Terms of Use

The software, Persistence, is provided as is with no warranty, neither explicit nor implied. We request that any publications including results obtained from use of the software cite our paper Graham JS, McCullough BR, Kang H, Elam WA, Cao W, et al. (2014) Multi-Platform Compatible Software for Analysis of Polymer Bending Mechanics. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94766. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094766 and include the URL for this page.

Previous versions:

Persistence V2 for Windows is here (20.2 MB). Requires MatLab MCR Release 8.3 for both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

Persistence V1 for Windows is here (8.8 MB). Requires MatLab MCR Release 8.0 for the 32 bit version and MatLab MCR Release 8.2 for the 64 bit version.