Announcing CellProfiler 3.1.9

Hello all! It’s been a crazy last few months for the CellProfiler team, as we’ve been hiring some new members to the team and working hard on the transition to Python 3, which will bump us into CellProfiler version 4. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting content in the future!

We did want to bring you one last release in the 3.X series, though, especially for OSX 10.14 users who have been left without a useable build. This release also has some minor bugfixes in RelateObjects and IdentifySecondaryObjects.

As usual, you will find this new release (and links to all our old releases) on our releases page.

Thanks very much to Allen Goodman, Matthew Bowden, Anne Carpenter, Jan Eglinger, and GitHub user “cloudsforest” for their contributions on this release.

Announcing CellProfiler 3.1.8

Happy holidays to everyone- we here at the CellProfiler team got you a little end-of-year treat in the form of CellProfiler 3.1.8.  This is primarily a bugfix release, getting rid of some bugs in MeasureObjectIntensity, MeasureColocalization, ExportToSpreadsheet, CorrectIlluminationCalculate, and Smooth.  We’ve also updated how we package for Windows, so those of you who had JAVA_HOME issues with 3.1.5 (feel free to now unset that in your environment variables if it’s set to your 3.1.5 install!) should now experience much smoother sailing.  As usual, you will find this new release (and links to all our old releases) on our releases page.

Thanks very much to Allen Goodman, Matthew Bowden, Vito Zanotelli, and Christian Clauss for their contributions on this release.

On behalf of the whole CellProfiler team, may the season treat you well, and we wish you a happy end of 2018 and beginning of 2019!

Announcing CellProfiler 3.1

I’m excited to announce the release of CellProfiler 3.1.

Our focus for CellProfiler 3.1 was polishing features and squashing bugs introduced in CellProfiler 3.0. We also started laying down the foundation for our next release, CellProfiler 4.0, that will transition CellProfiler from Python 2 to Python 3, improve multiprocessing, and overhaul the interface.

There’re a few noteworthy changes that some users might enjoy like UTF-8 pipeline encoding, a simpler application bundle (that won’t require installing Java), and a variety of documentation improvements.

You can download CellProfiler 3.1 from the cellprofiler.org website. If you have feedback or questions, please let us know on the CellProfiler Forum message one of us on Twitter.

Of course this would not have been possible without the hard work of our software engineers and all our contributors- Allen Goodman, Claire McQuin, Matthew Bowden, Vasiliy Chernyshev, Kyle Karhohs, Jane Hung, Chris Allan, Vito Zanotelli, Carla Iriberri, and Christoph Moehl, take a bow!

Making it easier to run image analysis in the cloud: announcing Distributed-CellProfiler

There’s nothing more exciting than getting back a big batch of data from your automated microscope – finally, you have the results of your screen, your timelapse, or whatever you’ve spent the last weeks or months preparing.  That excitement can turn to sadness quickly though when you realize that neither your laptop nor the old general-use computer in the lab are up to analyzing thousands (or tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands!) of images.  But, congratulations! You’ve reached an elite level of CellProfiler users when you outgrow processing on a single local computer. Continue reading