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The Curviness Tool



How does the curviness tool work?


The curviness number is calculated by dividing the distance along the path from point A to point B (solid line) by the straight-line distance between point A and point B (dashed line).


curviness tool grab

The closer this number is to 1, the straighter the animal is travelling. The higher the value is, the curview the animal's path is.