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{{ScriptingLearn | languages}}[http://www.jython.org/ Jython] is an implementation of the [https://www.python.org/ Python programming language] designed to run on the Java platform.
== The Jython interpreter plugin Introduction ==
The interpreter provides a screen and a promptJython is an implementation of the Python programming language designed to run on the Java platform. Type any jython code <ref>[http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/plugins/index.html Wikipedia entry on the prompt to interact with Jython]. Accessed: 2016-08-30</ref> In ImageJJython is one of several [[Scripting#Supported_languages|supported languages]].
Launch it from {{bc | Plugins | Scripting | == When to use Jython Interpreter}}. See [[Scripting Help]] for all keybindings, and also [[Scripting comparisons]].==
{{Warning | Note that All scripting language supported by ImageJ can be used to access the [http://javadoc.imagej.net/ ImageJ also ships a unified Script Interpreter plugin, accessible from {{bc | Plugins | Scripting | Script Interpreter}}API]. But it is currently beta quality, There are only differences in how the imports are handled and in the Python syntax of the selected language does not work properly due to bugs. Once this issue is fixed, the unified Script Interpreter will replace the Jython has a syntax that differs from most other language-specific interpreters such as the Jython Interpreterindentations instead of brackets are used to group code blocks.}}
Within The following list will help you to decide if Jython is the interpreter, all right choice to create scripts for ImageJ, java.lang.* and TrakEM2 classes are automatically imported. So creating new images and manipulating them is very straighforward.:
* If you have experience with Python you can easily use Jython for ImageJ scripting. But you have to keep in mind that tools commonly used in many Python projects (e.g. Numpy) are not available in Jython. By building your [[Jython_Scripting#Self_written_Jython_modules_for_ImageJ|own modules]] you can create complex scripts that otherwise are only possible by writing ImageJ plugins in Java.
* If don't have any experience in programming, the Python language is a good choice to start with. If your only aim is to write scripts for ImageJ, there are other languages you should try first (e.g. [[Groovy_Scripting|Groovy]]).
* In Python many problems can be solved with less code than in other languages. Still the code is easy to read. Have a look at the examples on this page and decide if you want to start using Python for ImageJ scripting.
=== Language basics Explanation ===
* Any text after a # The Java implementation of Python is commented out.* There are no line terminators (such as ';' in other languages), neither curly braces to define code blocks.* Indentation defines code blocks.* Functions are defined with <i>def</i>, and classes with <i>class</i>.* Functions are objects, and thus storable in variables.* Jython (and python limited in general) accepts a mixture of procedural and object-oriented codefunctionality.* Jython currently implements One can use the Python language at its 2.5 version. All [httphttps://wwwdocs.python.org/doc2/2.5.2library/ documentation for python 2index.5html standard library] applies , but it's not possible to install additional Python modules. Moreover a growing number of projects build on Python3 which is not fully compatible with Python2 Jython bundled with Fiji (with the remarks listed later)is based on. If you want to start learning Python it's recommended to learn Python3.x instead of Python2.
==== Importing classes ====Even with the given limitations Jython is a powerful language for ImageJ scripting. Hopefully the examples on this page can convince you of that.
{{ImportingClasses | lang == Jython}}You can specify imports in Jython as follows:<source langbasics for ImageJ =="python">from java.io import File</source>Where <code>java.io.File</code> is the class to be imported. See also section [[#Importing_other_.py_scripts_.28modules.29|Importing other ''.py'' scripts (modules)]] for importing user python modules.
=== Workflow for creating Jython scripts === {{Notice|For an introduction in ImageJ scripting visit the page [[Scripting_basics|Scripting basics]].}}
To create a script for the GUI, the recommended setup is the following:=== Introduction ===
* Edit and save a file The aim of this page is not to teach how to program in your favorite text editorPython. If you want ImageJ1 to insert it into This purpose is much better fulfilled by the Menu structure, the file must be saved somewhere under ImageJ plugins folder, have an underscore on the name, and a [https://docs.py extensionpython.* Run {{bc | Plugins | Scripting | Refresh Jython scripts}} <b>only<org/2/library/b> the very first time after newly creating the file under any folder or subfolder index.html documentation of ImageJ's plugins folderPython2]. A menu item will appear with its name, from which it The focus of this page is to show how features of the Python language can be run.* Keep editing (and saving) the file from your editor. Just select the menu item to execute it over and over. Or use the {{bc | Plugins | Utilities | Find Commands...}} window to launch it easily (keybinding 'l')useful for ImageJ scripting.
The next time Fiji That is run, it will setup all your scripts why more complex examples are used that are fully functional. Just copy the code to the [[Using_the_Script_Editor|Script Editor]] and try them by yourself. Extensive in -line documentation is used to explain the Plugins menuimplementation.
If all you need is a script to run in headless mode, simply do:=== Image selection using the GenericDialog class ===
fiji --headless filepathThis example script will create up to 10 new images and create a GenericDialog to select 3 of them. Finally the names of the selected images are printed to the Log window. It is recommended to copy the code to the [[Using_the_Script_Editor|Script Editor]] and run it by yourself.py
=== Some limitations The following list links to documentation of jython === the used Python features:* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/__future__.html Future statement definitions]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html Built-in Functions]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/stdtypes.html#str.join str.join()-method]* [https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/datastructures.html#list-comprehensions List Comprehensions]* [https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0289/ Generator Expressions]* [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36901/what-does-double-star-and-star-do-for-python-parameters ** (double star) and * (star) parameters]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/%5F%5Fmain%5F%5F.html Top-level script environment (__main__)]* [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5893163/what-is-the-purpose-of-the-single-underscore-variable-in-python Purpose of the single underscore “_” variable]
{{Box | float=right | title=What about NumPy and SciPy?
| If you like Python, you probably want to use Python modules such as the excellent [http://www.numpy.org/ NumPy] and [http://www.scipy.org/ SciPy] libraries. Unfortunately, Jython does not support linking to Python modules backed by native code. See [http://forum.imagej.net/t/python-scripting/80 this thread on the ImageJ forum] for some options and alternatives. This area is somewhere a dedicated programmer could make a huge splash and benefit the entire scientific community.
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Though jython tries to be as close as possible as python, there are some differences you may experience during scripting.
* <u>Float "special numbers" such as ''NaN'' and ''Inf'' are not handled.</u>For instance, <source lang{{GitHubEmbed|org=imagej|repo="python"> a imagej-scripting|path= float('nan') <src/main/resources/script_templates/Tutorials/source>will create the correct float number in python, but will throw an exception in jythonWiki_Jython_Tutorial_1.py}}
Instead, to create a NaN in jython, use:<source lang="python">>>> a = Double.NaN>>> print aNaN </source>To test if a number is NaN:<source lang="python">>>> if Double.isNaN(a): print "a is NaN!"a is NaN! </source>Using Scripting Parameters ===
* <u>Some existing python modules can't be imported in jythonThe second example is inspired by atomic resolution images recorded with an Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).</u>:: This is for instance Such images show a regular structure (a crystal), but the case images are noisy because of the module ''numpy'', which would have been really convenient for analysing data and resultslow signal.:::: But see these java numerical libraries: http://math.nistBy using a Fourier filter the contrast can be enhanced.gov/javanumerics/#libraries , of which:
:* JaMa (Java Matrix Package):* Java3D (particularly its [http://javaThe script will create a periodic structure and add some random noise.sunThe user can control the parameters of the created image.com/products/java-media/3D/forDevelopers/j3dapi/javax/vecmath/package-summaryThis is realized using [[Script_parameters|Script parameters]].html vecmath] package provides general matrix and vector classes (The Fourier filtering has been created by using the [[http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/3D/forDevelopers/j3dapi/javax/vecmath/GMatrix.html GMatrixIntroduction_into_Macro_Programming#The_recorder|Recorder], [http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/3D/forDevelopers/j3dapi/javax/vecmath/GVector.html GVector]).:::: ... are already included in FijiFinally a simple image calculator is used to show that functions can be passed as parameters.
* <u>Your Jython version may be matching a much older Python version than you expect.</u>:: The latest Jython stable release (as This list links to the documentation of May 2015) is 2.7.0. Fiji (as of December 2015) distributes Jython 2.5.3. Any recent Python syntax such as <tt>except ExceptionType as e:</tt> or <tt>features that are introduced with open(filepath, 'r') as fthis example:</tt> will fail.
== Jython tutorials for ImageJ ==* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#zip The zip() function]* [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8421337/rotating-a-two-dimensional-array-in-python Rotating a two-dimensional array]* [https://docs.python.org/2/reference/expressions.html#lambda Lambda expressions]
=== Defining variables: obtaining the current image ===
<source lang{{GitHubEmbed|org="python">imp imagej|repo= IJimagej-scripting|path=src/main/resources/script_templates/Tutorials/Wiki_Jython_Tutorial_2.getImage()</source>py}}
Which is the same as:=== A batch opener using <source lang="python"code>imp = WindowManageros.getCurrentImagewalk()</sourcecode>===
Since calling We have yet introduced some powerful functions build into Python. Another one is <code>walk()</code> from the above is long and tedious, one <code>os</code> module. It can declare be used to go through a variable that points directory structure and process the contained files. In this example <code>walk()</code> is used to the above static methods:batch open images with ImageJ's function <code>openImage()</code>.
<source lang="python">c = WindowManager.getCurrentImage</source>To read more about the used features, the following list provides links to additional information:
Above note * [https://docs.python.org/2/library/os.html#os.walk The walk() function]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/os.path.html The documentation of os.path]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/os.html#os.listdir The listdir() function]* [http://javadoc.imagej.net/ImageJ1/ Javadoc on IJ.openImage()]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#isinstance Testing the lack type of parenthesesan object using isinstance()]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#type Identifying the type of an object using type()]* [https://docs.python.org/2/reference/simple_stmts.html#continue Using continue to control a loop]* [https://docs.python.org/2/library/stdtypes.html#truth-value-testing Truth Value Testing]
To execute the function, just use parentheses on it:
<source lang{{GitHubEmbed|org="python"> imp imagej|repo= c()<imagej-scripting|path=src/main/resources/script_templates/Tutorials/source>Wiki_Jython_Tutorial_3.py}}
The above gets the value == Importing Java module and classes ==Another great feature of <i>c</i>, which Jython is the method named getCurrentImage possibility to use functions from Java jar package that resides in class WindowManager, and executes it, storing its returned object in <i>imp</i>the jar folder of imageJ.
=== ImageJ and Fiji API ===
=== Manipulating pixels ===The following API documentation lists all available module and functions :* [http://javadoc.scijava.org/ImageJ1/ ImageJ]* [http://javadoc.scijava.org/Fiji/ Fiji]
==== Creating a grayscale ramp image ====First create an image and obtain its pixels:Those package are built-in with Fiji, but any package that resides in the jars folder can be imported provided you know the path to the class.
Let's show one example with the ImageJ package and the class [http://javadoc.scijava.org/ImageJ1/ij/plugin/frame/RoiManager.html RoiManager]. According to the javadoc the RoiManager class resides in <source lang="python"code>imp = ImagePlus("my new image", FloatProcessor(512, 512))pix = impij.getProcessor()plugin.getPixels()frame</sourcecodeThe length of an array. Therefore the code will look like :
<source lang="python">
n_pixels = len(pix)</source> Then loop to modify them: <source lang="python"># catch widthw = imp.getWidth() # create a ramp gradient from left to rightfor i in range(len(pix)): pix[i] = i % w # adjust min and max, since we know themimp.getProcessor().setMinAndMax(0, w-1)</source> ... and show the new image: <source lang="python">imp.show()</source>  ==== Creating a random 8-bit image ==== First import necessary packages: Random, from standard java util library, and [http://www.jython.org/archive/21/docs/jarray.html jarray], the Jython module for native java arrays: <source lang="python">from java.util import Randomfrom jarray import zeros</source> Then create the array and fill it with random bytes: <source lang="python">width = 512height = 512 pix = zeros(width * height, 'b')Random().nextBytes(pix)</source> ('z' = boolean, 'c' = char, 'b' = byte, 'h' = short, 'i' = int, 'l' = long, 'f' = float and 'd' = double, as explained in the [http://www.jython.org/archive/21/docs/jarray.html jarray documentation].) Now make a new IndexColorModel (that's what ImageJ's ij.processplugin.LUT class is) for 8-bit images: <source lang="python">channel = zeros(256, 'b')for i in range(256): channel[i] = (i -128) cm = LUT(channel, channel, channel)</source> ... and compose a ByteProcessor from the pixels, and assign it to an ImagePlus: <source lang="python">imp = ImagePlus("Random", ByteProcessor(width, height, pix, cm))imp.show()</source> ==== Creating a random image, the easy way ==== All the above can be summarized like the following: <source lang="python">from java.util frame import Randomimp = IJ.createImage("A Random Image", "8-bit", 512, 512, 1)RoiManagerRandom().nextBytes(imp.getProcessor().getPixels())imp.show()</source> === Running a watershed plugin on an image === <source lang="python"># 1 - Obtain an imageblobs = IJ.openImage("http://imagej.net/images/blobs.gif")# Make a copy with the same properties as blobs image:imp = blobs.createImagePlus()ip = blobs.getProcessor().duplicate()imp.setProcessor("blobs copy", ip) # 2 - Apply a threshold: only zeros and ones# Set the desired threshold range: keep from 0 to 74ip.setThreshold(147, 147, ImageProcessor.NO_LUT_UPDATE)# Call the Thresholder to convert the image to a maskIJ.run(imp, "Convert to Mask", "") # 3 - Apply watershed# Create and run new EDM object, which is an Euclidean Distance Map (EDM)# and run the watershed on the ImageProcessor:EDM().toWatershed(ip) # 4 - Show the watersheded image:imp.show()</source> The EDM plugin that contains the watershed could have been indirectly applied to the currently active image, which is <i>not</i> recommended: <source lang="python">imp = IJ.getImage() # the current imageimp.getProcessor().setThreshold(174, 174, ImageProcessor.NO_LUT_UPDATE)IJ.run(imp, "Convert to Mask", "")IJ.run(imp, "Watershed", "")</source> If you had called <i>show()</i> on the image at any early stage, just update the screen with: <source lang="python">imp.updateAndDraw()</source>  ==== ... and counting particles, and measuring their areas ==== Continuing from the <i>imp</i> above, that contains the now watersheded "blobs" sample image: <source lang="python"># Create a table to store the resultstable = ResultsTable()# Create a hidden ROI manager, to store a ROI for each blob or cellroim RM = RoiManager(True)# Create a ParticleAnalyzer, with arguments:# 1. options (could be SHOW_ROI_MASKS, SHOW_OUTLINES, SHOW_MASKS, SHOW_NONE, ADD_TO_MANAGER, and others; combined with bitwise-or) # 2. measurement options (see [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/measure/Measurements.html Measurements])# 3. a ResultsTable to store the measurements# 4. The minimum size of a particle to consider for measurement# 5. The maximum size (idem)# 6. The minimum circularity of a particle# 7. The maximum circularitypa = ParticleAnalyzer(ParticleAnalyzer.ADD_TO_MANAGER, Measurements.AREA, table, 0, Double.POSITIVE_INFINITY, 0.0, 1.0)pa.setHideOutputImage(True) if pa.analyze(imp): print "All ok"else: print "There was a problem in analyzing", blobs # The measured areas are listed in the first column of the results table, as a float array:areas = table.getColumn(0) </source> To print out the area measurement of each:  >>> for area in areas: print area 76.0 185.0 658.0 434.0 ...  Now, we want to measure the intensity create an instance of each particle. To do so, we'll retrieve the ROI from the ROIManager, set them one at a time on the original (non-watershed, non-thresholded) image stored in the variable <i>blobs</i>, and measure: <source lang="python"># Create a new list to store the mean intensity values of each blob:means = [] for roi in RoiManager.getInstance().getRoisAsArray():class blobs.setRoi(roi) stats rm = blobs.getStatistics(Measurements.MEAN) means.append(statsRM.mean)</source> Finally read out the measured mean intensity value of each blob, along with its area: <source lang="python">for area, mean in zipgetRoiManager(areas, means): print area, mean</source>  6.0 191.47368421052633 185.0 179.2864864864865 658.0 205.61702127659575 434.0 217.32718894009216 477.0 212.1425576519916 ... === Creating an image from a text file === A data file containing rows with 4 columns:  ... 399 23 30 10.12 400 23 30 12.34 ... ... where the columns are X, Y, Z and value, for every pixel in the image.We assume we know the width and height of the image.From this sort of data, we create an image, read out all lines and parse the numbers: <source lang="python">width = 512height = 512stack = ImageStack(width, height) file = open("/home/albert/Desktop/data.txt", "r") try: fp = FloatProcessor(width, height) pix = fp.getPixels() cz = 0 # Add as the first slice: stack.addSlice(str(cz), fp) # Iterate over all lines in the text file: for line in file.readlines(): x, y, z, value = line.split(" activate") x = int(x) y = int(y) z = int(z) value = float(value) # Advance one slice if the Z changed: if z != cz: # Next slice fp = FloatProcessor(width, height) pix = fp.getPixels() stack.addSlice(str(cz), fp) cz += 1 # Assign the value: pix[y * width + x] = value # Prepare and show a new image: imp = ImagePlus("parsed", stack) imp.show()# Ensure closing the file handle even if an error is thrown:finally: file.close()RoiManager otherwise it can behave strangely
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=== Using openCV in Jython ===
It is even possible to use most of opencv functionalities within Jython/Fiji. There are several options (see the [https://imagej.net/OpenCV wiki page about opencv]), yet the most straight forward is probably IJ-OpenCV which is available via the update sites. It will automatically download the necessary packages and dependencies in your Fiji installation.
=== Obtain/View histogram and measurements from an image === The easiest way A manual installation is to grab an image and call an ImageJ command to show its histogram: <source lang="python">imp = IJalso possible by putting the jar packages in the jar folder of imageJ.openImage("httpThey are avalaible on the [https://imagejgithub.netcom/imagesjoheras/blobs.gif")IJ-OpenCV IJopenCV github], which even provides a maven option.run(imp, "Histogram", "")</source>
How ImageJ does it, internally, has ==== Matrices ==== The first thing to do know about OpenCV is that most functions work with an OpenCV matrix object. Fortunately, the [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/process/ImageStatistics.html ImageStatisics] classIJ-OpenCV project provides some converters :
<source lang="python">
stats = imp#@ ImagePlus ImP from ijopencv.getStatistics()ij import ImagePlusMatConverterprint statsfrom ijopencv.histogram</source> opencv array('i',[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 53, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 304, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1209, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3511, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 7731, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 10396, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 7456, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3829, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1992, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1394, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1158, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1022, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 984, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 902, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 840, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 830, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 926, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 835, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 901, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1025, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1180, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1209, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1614, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1609, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2220, 0, 0, 0,import MatImagePlusConverter 0, 0, 0, 0, 2037, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2373, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1568, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1778, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 774, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1364, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0])  The histogram, area and mean are computed by default. Other values like the median need to be specified.from ij import ImagePlus
To calculate other parameters, specify them by bitwise-or composition # Convert ImagePlus (see flags in [http://imagejactually the contained ImageProcessor) to Matrix objectimp2mat = ImagePlusMatConverter()ImMat = imp2mat.net/developer/api/ij/measure/MeasurementstoMat(imp.html Measurements]getProcessor()):print ImMat
<source lang# Convert Matrix object to ImageProcessormat2ip ="python">MatImagePlusConverter()stats NewIP = impmat2ip.getStatisticstoImageProcessor(Measurements.MEAN | Measurements.MEDIAN | Measurements.AREAImMat)print NewImp = ImagePlus("mean:Matrix converted back to ImagePlus", stats.mean, "median:", stats.median, "area:", stats.areaNewIP)print NewImP
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mean: 103.26857775590551 median: 64.0 area: 65024.  If we set a ROI to the image, then we are measuring only for the inside of the ROI. Here we set an oval ROI of radius 25 pixels, centered:<source lang="python">radius = 25roi = OvalRoi(imp.width/2 - radius, imp.height/2 -radius, radius*2, radius*2)imp.setRoi(roi)stats = imp.getStatistics(Measurements.MEAN | Measurements.MEDIAN | Measurements.AREA)print "mean:", stats.mean, "median:", stats.median, "area:", stats.area</source>  mean: 104.96356275303644 median: 64.0 area: 1976.0   To display the histogram window ourselves, we may use the [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/gui/HistogramWindow.html HistogramWindow] class: <source lang="python">hwin = HistogramWindow(imp)</source> ... of which we may grab the image (the plot itself) and save it: <source lang="python">plotimage = hwin.getImagePlus()IJ.save(plotimage, "/path/to/our/folder/plot.tif")</source> === Removing bleeding from one channel to another === The technique to use is to divide one channel by the other: the channel to denoise divided by the channel that bled through. The relatively high-level way to do it is to split the channels and call the ImageCalculator with a "Divide" argument: <source lang="python"># 1 - Obtain an RGB image stackimp = WindowManager.getCurrentImage()if imp.getType() != ImagePlus.COLOR_RGB: IJ.showMessage("The active image is not RGB!") raise RuntimeException("The active image is not RGB!") if 1 == imp.getNSlices(): IJ.showMessage("Not a stack!") raise RuntimeException("Not a stack!") # 2 - Prepare stacks to split slicesstack = imp.getStack()red_stack = ImageStack(imp.width, imp.height)green_stack = ImageStack(imp.width, imp.height) # 3 - Iterate all slices -- notice slices are 1<=i<=sizefor i in range(1, imp.getNSlices()+1): slice = stack.getProcessor(i) red_stack.addSlice(str(i), slice.toFloat(0, None)) green_stack.addSlice(str(i), slice.toFloat(1, None)) # 4 - Apply "divide" via ImageCalculator to the red_stack, which is a new 32-bit stack# Don't use the parameters "create" or "float" or "32" in the parameters string# of the calc.calculate call--then the result Such kind of the operation would be# in a new stack that opens beyond our control. Without them, results are# applied to the red_stackcalc = ImageCalculator()calc.calculate("Divide stack", ImagePlus("red", red_stack), ImagePlus("green", green_stack)) # 5 - Compose a new color stacknew_stack = ImageStack(imp.width, imp.height)for i in range(1, imp.getNSlices()+1): cp = stack.getProcessor(i).duplicate() cp.setPixels(0, red_stack.getProcessor(i)) new_stack.addSlice(stack.getSliceLabel(i), cp) # 6 - Show the new imageImagePlus("Normalized " + imp.title, new_stack).show()</source>  Alternatively and as an example of direct pixel manipulation, we'll iterate all slices of the image stack, divide the red channel by the green channel, and compose a new stack: <source lang="python"># 1 - Obtain an RGB image stackimp = WindowManager.getCurrentImage()if imp.getType() != ImagePlus.COLOR_RGB: IJ.showMessage("The active image is not RGB!") raise RuntimeException("The active image converter is not RGB!") if 1 == imp.getNSlices(): IJ.showMessage("Not a stack!") raise RuntimeException("Not a stack!") stack = imp.getStack() # 2 - Create a new stack to store the resultnew_stack = ImageStack(imp.width, imp.height) # 3 - Iterate all slices -- notice slices are 1<=i<=sizealso available for i in range(1, imp.getNSlices()+1): # Get the slice i slice = stack.getProcessor(i) # Get two new FloatProcessor with the green and red channel data in them red = slice.toFloat(0, None) green = slice.toFloat(1, None) pix_red = red.getPixels() pix_green = green.getPixels() # Create a new FloatProcessor for the normalized result new_red = FloatProcessor(imp.width, imp.height) pix_new_red = new_red.getPixels() # Iterate and set all normalized pixels for k in range(len(pix_red)): if 0 != pix_green[k]: pix_new_red[k] = pix_red[k] / pix_green[k] # Create a ColorProcessor that has the normalized red and the same green and blue channels cp = slice.duplicate() cp.setPixels(0, new_red) # at channel 0, the red # Store the normalized slice in the new stack, copying the same slice label new_stack.addSlice(stack.getSliceLabel(i), cp) # 4 - Show the normalized stacknew_imp = ImagePlus("Normalized " + imp.title, new_stack)new_imp.show()</source> Notice that this second approach is much slower: accessing every pixel from jython has a high cost. If you would like to do very fast pixel-level manipulations, use java or [[Clojure Scripting|Clojure]]. === Subtract the minimal value to an image === Which is to say, translate the histogram so that the lowest value is at zero. <source lang="python"># Obtain current image and its pixelsimp = IJ.getImage()pix = imp.getProcessor().convertToFloat().getPixels() # find out the minimal pixel valuemin = reduce(Math.min, pix) # create a new pixel array with the minimal value subtractedpix2 = map(lambda x: x - min, pix) ImagePlus("min subtracted", FloatProcessor(imp.width, imp.height, pix2, None)).show()</source> Notice we used:* The <i>reduce</i> function to obtain a single value from a list of values (the pixel array) by applying a function to every pair of consecutive values (in this case, the Math.min).* <i>lambda</i>, which is used to declare an anonymous function that takes one argument.* The <i>map</i> function, which runs a function given as argument to every element of a list (here, every pixel) and returns a new list with all the results. === Extract a specific color channel for a given time frame of a composite image === Suppose you have a 4D multicolor image, and want to obtain a stack of slices corresponding to a specific color channel and time frame. The [http://fiji.sc/javadoc/ij/CompositeImage.html CompositeImage] is a stack whose slices are interpreted as belonging to specific color channels, Z slices and time frames. To find out which slice corresponds to what, use the <i>getStackIndex</i> method of the [http://fiji.sc/javadoc/ij/ImagePlus.html ImagePlus], which translates between color channels, z slices and time frames to the slice index in the underlying [http://fiji.sc/javadoc/ij/ImageStack.html ImageStack]. <source lang="python">from ij import IJ, ImagePlus, ImageStack def extractChannel(imp, nChannel, nFrame): """ Extract a stack for a specific color channel and time frame """ stack = imp.getImageStack() ch = ImageStack(imp.width, imp.height) for i in range(1, imp.getNSlices() + 1): index = imp.getStackIndex(nChannel, i, nFrame) ch.addSlice(str(i), stack.getProcessor(index)) return ImagePlus("Channel " + str(nChannel), ch) imp = IJ.getImage()extractChannel(imp, 1, 1).show()</source> Notice that color channels, stack slices and time frames are all 1-based. For example, if you have 3 color channels, then these have indices 1, 2, and 3 (not 0, 1 and 2).  === Visualize any number of TIFF stacks in a single composite multi-color image stack === Suppose you have 1000 stacks of <i>Drosophila</i> fly brains, each with different neurons labeled in a single color channel. Suppose that you have registered all these confocal stacks. Were you to overlay them, you would see whether the labeled neurons overlap in 3D space or not. Here is a script to do that. First, it asks for a directory containing any number of TIF image stacks. It assumes all stacks have the same dimensions, and that they are all single channel (i.e. just red, or just green, etc.). Then, it displays a small window with a listing of many colors: red, green, blue, orange, gray, etc. Any of the hundreds of stacks in the directory can be assigned to each color channel. The stacks are accessed in a virtual way, so even 1000 (one thousand) stacks will be managed just fine in small laptop. One could easily add more color channels. But there are already lots. The script uses [[Imglib]] scripting to normalize images and generate the color composite. See this [http://www.ini.uzh.ch/~acardona/fiji-tutorial/#s10 imglib scripting tutorial] for in-depth explanations. [[Image:Corti-multi-channel.png]] <source lang="python"># 2010-12-03 Albert Cardona and Arnim Jenett# At HHMI Janelia Farm, Fiji tutorials class## Select a directory with multiple image stacks# all of the same dimensions, and show a channel# chooser window to visualize up to 5 of them# in red, green, blue, orange, and gray.# # The stacks are all virtual, opened via LOCI# with BFVirtualStack. The composition of the# RGB ColorProcessor is done with the # script.imglib library.# # Each color channel is shown normalized.# Currently works only with TIF stacks,# and it will interpret them as single-channel.  from loci.plugins.util import BFVirtualStackfrom loci.formats import ChannelSeparatorfrom ij.io import DirectoryChooserimport osfrom javax.swing import JScrollPane, JPanel, JComboBox, JLabel, JFramefrom java.awt import Color, GridLayoutfrom java.awt.event import ActionListenerfrom script.imglib.math import Compute, Max, Multiplyfrom script.imglib.algorithm import Normalizefrom script.imglib.color import Red, Green, Blue, RGBAfrom mpicbg.imglib.image.display.imagej import ImageJFunctions as IJF  # Choose a directory with lots of tif stacksdc = DirectoryChooser("Choose directory with stacks")srcDir = dc.getDirectory() # Open each tif stack as a virtual BFVirtualStackbfvs = []names = []for filename in os.listdir(srcDir): if filename.endswith(".tif"): print "Reading metadata from", filename cs = ChannelSeparator() names.append(filename) cs.setId(srcDir + filename) bfvs.append( BFVirtualStack(srcDir + filename, cs, False, False, False) ) names.sort()names = ["None"] + names  colorToRGB = {'Red' : [255,0,0],'Green' : [0,255,0],'Blue' : [0,0,255],'Orange' : [255,127,0],'Cyan' : [0,255,255],'Yellow' : [255,255,0],'Magenta' : [255,0,255],'Indigo' : [75,0,130],'Violet' : [238,130,238],'Greyscale' : [255,255,255],'Aquamarine' : [127,255,212],'Navy Blue' : [0,0,128],'Sky Blye' : [135,206,235],'Turquoise' : [64,224,208],'Beige' : [245,245,220],'Brown' : [165,42,42],'Chocolate' : [210,105,30],'Dark wood' : [133,94,66],'Light wood' : [133,99,99],'Olive' : [128,128,0],'Green yellow' : [173,255,47],'Sea green' : [32,178,170],'Khaki' : [240,230,140],'Salmon' : [250,128,114],'Pink' : [255,192,203],'Tomato' : [255,99,71],'Scarlet' : [140,23,23],'Purple' : [128,0,128],'Wheat' : [245,222,179],'Silver grey' : [192,192,192]} # Encode color RGB in floats:tmp = {}for c,rgb in colorToRGB.iteritems(): tmp[c] = [v/255.0 for v in rgb]colorToRGB = tmp # Colors in the desired listing order:colors = ['Red', 'Green', 'Blue', 'Orange', 'Indigo', 'Cyan', 'Yellow', 'Magenta', 'Turquoise', 'Tomato', 'Olive', 'Violet', 'Green yellow', 'Khaki', 'Scarlet', 'Beige', 'Chocolate', 'Silver grey', 'Pink', 'Wheat', 'Sea green', 'Greyscale', 'Light wood', 'Sky Blye', 'Brown', 'Salmon', 'Navy Blue', 'Aquamarine', 'Purple', 'Dark wood'] # Initalize table of colors vs stacks to use:table = {}for k,v in zip(colors, [1] + [0 for i in range(len(colors)-1)]): table[k] = v  def asImg(color, section): global bfvs, table index = table[color] if 0 == index: return 0 # is "None" color return IJF.wrap(ImagePlus("", bfvs[index-1].getProcessor(section))) def maybeNormalize(fn): """ Do not normalize if no images are present. """ if 0 == fn: return fn cursors = [] fn.findCursors(cursors) if len(cursors) > 0: return Multiply(Normalize(fn), 255) return fn def blendColors(section): global bfvs, table, colorToRGB red = 0 green = 0 blue = 0 for colorName,index in table.iteritems(): if 0 == index: continue img = IJF.wrap(ImagePlus("", bfvs[index-1].getProcessor(section))) rgb = colorToRGB[colorName] if 0 != rgb[0]: red = Max(red, Multiply(img, rgb[0])) if 0 != rgb[1]: green = Max(green, Multiply(img, rgb[1])) if 0 != rgb[2]: blue = Max(blue, Multiply(img, rgb[2])) return red, green, blue class VS(VirtualStack): def __init__(self): self.last = None def getProcessor(self, i): """ Channel color composition into a single RGB image, as ColorProcessor. 'i' is the section index, 1<=i<=size """ red, green, blue = blendColors(i) # Transform to RGB by normalizing and scaling to 255 red = maybeNormalize(red) green = maybeNormalize(green) blue = maybeNormalize(blue) # Compose rgb = RGBA(red, green, blue).asImage() self.last = IJF.displayAsVirtualStack(rgb).getProcessor() return self.last def getSize(self): return bfvs[0].getSize() def getSliceLabel(self, i): return str(i) def getWidth(self): return self.last.getWidth() def getHeight(self): return self.last.getHeight() def getPixels(self, i): return self.getProcessor(i).getPixels() def setPixels(self, pix, i): pass  # Create a new image stackprint os.path.split(srcDir)ourImp = ImagePlus(os.path.split(srcDir)[1], VS())ourImp.show() # Create a bunch of panels, one for each color channelall = JPanel()layout = GridLayout(len(colors), 2)all.setLayout(layout) # GUI to choose which stacks is shown in which channelclass Listener(ActionListener): def __init__(self, color, choice, imp): self.color = color self.choice = choice self.imp = imp def actionPerformed(self, event): global table table[self.color] = self.choice.getSelectedIndex() self.imp.updateAndRepaintWindow() for color in colors: all.add(JLabel(color)) choice = JComboBox(names) choice.setSelectedIndex(table[color]) choice.addActionListener(Listener(color, choice, ourImp)) all.add(choice) frame = JFrame("Channels")frame.getContentPane().add(JScrollPane(all))frame.pack() frame.setVisible(True)</source> === Sort all points of a PointRoi into a chain by distance to each other === There may be better ways, but here is one. Read the header to understand its limitations. <source lang="python"># Albert Cardona 2010-12-17 for Victoria Butler at HHMI Janelia Farm# Given a PointRoi, order the points in a chain# Assumes that the point furthest from all points# is the start or the end of the chain. from javax.vecmath import Point2f # Obtain the PointRoi of the current imageproi = IJ.getImage().getRoi() # Interrupt if the ROI is not a PointRoi instance:if proi.getClass() != PointRoi: raise Exception("Not a PointRoi!") class Point(Comparable): def __init__(self, x, y): self.p = Point2f(x, y) self.distances = {} self.distAll = None def distance(self, point): return self.p.distance(point.p) def distanceToAll(self): if self.distAll is None: self.distAll = reduce(lambda a, b: a + b, self.distances.values()) return self.distAll def compareTo(self, point): if self.distanceToAll() < point.distanceToAll(): return -1 return 1 def toString(self): return self.p.toString() def closest(self, points): """ Find the closest point that is not contained in the set of given points. """ next = None dist = Float.MAX_VALUE for p,d in self.distances.iteritems(): if d < dist and not p in points: next = p dist = d return next # Convert PointRoi points to Point instancespx = proi.getXCoordinates()py = proi.getYCoordinates()bounds = proi.getBounds()points = []for i in range(proi.getNCoordinates()): points.append(Point(bounds.x + px[i], bounds.y + py[i])) # Precompute all-to-all distancesallToAll = {}for j in range(len(points)): for k in range(j+1, len(points)): distance = points[j].distance(points[k]) points[j].distances[points[k]] = distance points[k].distances[points[j]] = distance # Choose a starting point.# In this case, we use the point most distant from all other pointspoints.sort()first = points[-1]print "First:", first # Grow the chain from the starting pointchain = [first]seen = set() # for fast look-upseen.add(chain[0])while len(chain) < len(points): next = chain[-1].closest(seen) if next is None: break chain.append(next) seen.add(next) print "Chain:", chain</source> === Correct illumination in a stack: apply the illumination of one slice to all others === The Multi-focus 3D Microscope (Sara Abrahamsson and Matz Gustafsson) takes a single image and later, computationally, 9 image planes are extracted. The middle slice usually has the desired illumination levels, while the other 8 slices (4 before and 4 after) do not. Here is a script to apply the illumination of the 5th slice to all other slices. The script takes a directory of images and processed them all, resulting in new images stored as "*-correctedopencv keypoints.tif" in the same directory<source lang="python"># Albert Cardona 2011-06-09 at HHMI Janelia Farm# Takes a stack of 9 slices# and then computes the mean and stdDev of slice number 5# and normalize the intensity of the other 8 slices# to that of slice 5.## Created for Jiji Chen to process image stacks from# the multifocus 3D microscope from Matz Gustafsson# and Sara Abrahamsson  from math import sqrtimport os def computeMean(pixels): return sum(pixels) / float(len(pixels)) def computeStdDev(pixels, mean): s = 0 for i in range(len(pixels)): s += pow(pixels[i] - mean, 2) return sqrt(s / float(len(pixels) -1)) def process9ImagePlanes(imp): # reference slice refSlice = 5 ref = imp.getStack().getProcessor(5) refMean = sum(ref.getPixels()) / float(len(ref.getPixels())) refStdDev = computeStdDev(ref.getPixels(), refMean)  # New stack with the corrected slices stack = ImageStack(ref.width, ref.height)  for i in range(1, 10): # skip the reference slice if 5 == i: stack.addSlice(imp.getStack().getSliceLabel(5), ref.convertToFloat()) continue ip = imp.getStack().getProcessor(i).convertToFloat() mean = computeMean(ip.getPixels()) stdDev = computeStdDev(ip.getPixels(), mean) ip.add(-mean) ip.multiply(1/stdDev) ip.multiply(refStdDev) ip.add(refMean) stack.addSlice(imp.getStack().getSliceLabel(i), ip)  return ImagePlus(imp.title, stack)  def accept(filename): """ Work only with TIFF files. """ return len(filename) - 4 == filename.rfind(".tif") def run(): dc = DirectoryChooser("pick folder with image stacks") folder = dc.getDirectory() if folder is None: return for filename in filter(accept, os.listdir(folder)): imp = IJ.openImage(os.path.join(folder, filename)) if imp is None: print "Failed to open image:", filename continue corrected = process9ImagePlanes(imp) IJ.save(corrected, os.path.join(folder, filename[0:-4] + "-corrected.tif")) run() </source>  === Add a mouse listener to the canvas of every open image === <source lang="python">from java.awt.event import MouseAdapter def doSomething(imp): """ A function to react to a mouse click on an image canvas. """ IJ.log("clicked on: " + str(imp)) class ML(MouseAdapter): def mousePressed(self, event): canvas = event.getSource() imp = canvas.getImage() doSomething(imp) listener = ML() for imp in map(WindowManager.getImage, WindowManager.getIDList()): win = imp.getWindow() if win is None: continue win.getCanvas().addMouseListener(listener)</source> After running the script, clicking on any image will result inprinting a line to the log window, like:  clicked on: imp[Untitled-1 400x200x1]  === Add a key listener to the canvas of every open image === <source lang="python">from java.awt.event import KeyEvent, KeyAdapter def doSomething(imp, keyEvent): """ A function to react to key being pressed on an image canvas. """ IJ.log("clicked keyCode " + str(keyEvent.getKeyCode()) + " on image " + str(imp)) # Prevent further propagation of the key event: keyEvent.consume()
class ListenToKey(KeyAdapter): def keyPressed(thisNow to use opencv function, event)we use the [http: imp = event//bytedeco.getSource()org/javacpp-presets/opencv/apidocs/ JavaCPP API] that contains almost all functions of opencv.getImage() doSomething(imp, event) listener = ListenToKey()
for imp in map(WindowManager.getImage, WindowManager.getIDList()):
win = imp.getWindow()
if win is None:
continue
canvas = win.getCanvas()
# Remove existing key listeners
kls = canvas.getKeyListeners()
map(canvas.removeKeyListener, kls)
# Add our key listener
canvas.addKeyListener(listener)
# Optionally re-add existing key listeners
# map(canvas.addKeyListener, kls)
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=== Create a virtual stack from the TIF files present in a folder and its subfolders, recursively ===
 
<source lang="python">
# Walk recursively through an user-selected directory# and add all found filenames that end with "from org.tif"# to a VirtualStack, which is then shownbytedeco.## It is assumed that all images are of the same type# and have the same dimensionsjavacpp.opencv_core import Mat, CvMat, vconcat
import osfrom ij.io import DirectoryChooserfrom ij import IJ, ImagePlus, VirtualStack## Typical matrices ##
def run# Identity Matrix of size (3x3):and type 8-bit srcDir Id = DirectoryChooserMat("Choose!").getDirectoryeye() if not srcDir: # user canceled dialog return # Assumes all files have the same size vs = None for root3, directories3, filenames in os.walk(srcDir): for filename in filenames: # Skip non-TIFF files if not filename.endswith(".tif"0): continue path = os.path.joinasMat(root, filename) # Upon finding the first image, initialize the VirtualStack if vs is None: imp = IJ.openImage(path)print Id vs = VirtualStackprint CvMat(imp.width, imp.height, None, srcDirId) # Add a slice, relative handy to visualise the srcDir vs.addSlice(path[len(srcDir):]) # ImagePlus("Stack from subdirectories", vs).show()matrix
run# Matrix of ones (3x3)</source>One = Mat().ones(3,3,0).asMat()
=== Open the slices # Matrix of a very large multi-image stack file one by one, and save each as a new image file ===zeros (3x3) <source langZero ="python"># 2011-10-18 Albert Cardona for Nuno da Costa# Choose a multi-slice image stack file in a virtual way# and save each slice as an individual image file# in a user-chosen directoryMat().zeros(3,3,0).asMat()
import os# Custom Matrices# 1D-Matrix can be initialize from loci.plugins.util import BFVirtualStacka listfrom loci.formats import ChannelSeparator# For 2D (or more) we have to concatenate 1D-Matrices
def run(): # Choose a file to open od Row1 = OpenDialogMat("Choose multi-image file"[1, None) srcDir = od.getDirectory() if srcDir is None: # User canceled the dialog return path = os.path.join(srcDir2,3,4, od.getFileName()) # Choose a directory to store each slice as a file targetDir = DirectoryChooser("Choose target directory").getDirectory(5]) if targetDir is None: # User canceled the dialog1D matrix return # Ready: cs Row2 = ChannelSeparatorMat() cs.setId(path) bf = BFVirtualStack(path, cs, False, False, False) for sliceIndex in xrange(1[6, bf.getSize() +1): print "Processing slice"7, sliceIndex ip = bf.getProcessor(sliceIndex) sliceFileName = os.path.join(targetDir8, str(sliceIndex) + ".tif") FileSaver(ImagePlus(str(sliceIndex)9, ip)).saveAsTiff(sliceFileName10])
runTwoColumn = Mat() # initialise outputvconcat(Col1, Col2, TwoColumn) # output stored in TwoColumnprint CvMat(TwoColumn)
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{{Warning | The <code>org.bytedeco.javacpp.opencv_core.Mat</code> object is different than the <code>org.opencv.core.Mat</code> !! They don't have exactly the same attributes and functions. In Fiji you should always use the objects from <code>org.bytedeco.javacpp</code>.}}
=== Apply a binary mask to every slice in an image stack ===
 
Will work with regular stacks and with any kind of complex stack like a composite image or a 4d volume. Keep in mind that all stack types in ImageJ consists of a sequence of 2d images, each editable with an [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/process/ImageProcessor.html ImageProcessor] obtained from the [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/ImageStack.html ImageStack] that one can get from the [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/ImagePlus.html ImagePlus]. (The [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/ImagePlus.html ImagePlus] being what the opener or the [http://imagej.net/developer/api/ij/WindowManager.html WindowManager] provides.)
 
<source lang="python">
# Albert Cardona 2012-10-05 for Sara Abrahamsson
#
# Take a stack of images and a mask,
# and clear the area outside the mask for every image.
#
# ASSUMES that the mask:
# 1. Is 8-bit;
# 2. has the area to keep as 255;
# 3. has the area to clear as zeros.
 
 
from ij import IJ
from ij import WindowManager as WM
# If Similarly there is some apparent redudancy for the images are open:volume = WM.getImage("stack.tif")mask = WM.getImage("maskfunction in the javacpp API.tif")
# Or if the images have to be loaded from filesex : Transform exists in 3 different places :# volume = IJ* <code>org.openImage("opencv.core.Core.transform</Users/sara/images/stackcode>This one takes <code>org.opencv.tif")# mask = IJcore.open("Mat</Users/sara/images/maskcode> as input. It is currently challenging to have such object in Fiji.tif")
# Obtain the underlying stack of 2d images* <code>org.bytedeco.javacpp.opencv_core.cvTransform</code>stack = volumeusing <code>CvArr</code> as input, but even if you manage to convert your input as a <code>CvArr</code> it crashes Fiji. Apparently it is a deprecated version.getStack()
# Fill every stack slice with zeros for the area outside the maskfor i in xrange(1, stack* <code>org.bytedeco.javacpp.opencv_core.getSize() + 1):transform</code> # ip is That's the ImageProcessor for one stack slice ip = stackto use ! It takes only <code>org.bytedeco.getProcessor(i) ipjavacpp.setValue(0) ipopencv_core.fill(mask)Mat</code> as input, which is the most approriate in Fiji/Jython
volume.updateAndDraw()
volume.show()
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Note that it ==== Scalar ====In addition to Matrices, opencv allows to use Scalar objectsA scalar is counterintuitive that the area outside the mask gets filled with zerosa 4 item element (v0, v1, v2, v3). If you want the area inside the mask to get filled with zeros, v1=v2=v3=0 then add this step before the loop:Scalar is real.
<source lang="python">
mask = maskfrom org.duplicate()maskbytedeco.invert()</source> === Open all series in a LIF file with Bio-Formats ===javacpp.opencv_core import Scalar
<source lang# Real scalar can be initiated with a float parametersNumber ="python">Scalar(5.0)Number = Scalar(float(5))print Number
# 2014-11-24 Harri JäälinojaUsing an integer as parameter has a different meaningEmpty = Scalar(5) # This initiate an empty Scalar object of size 5print Empty
from loci.plugins.in import ImagePlusReader,ImporterOptions,ImportProcessimport sys filename = sys.argv[1]opts = ImporterOptions()opts.setId(filename)opts.setUngroupFiles(True) # Alternatively one can set up import processprocess = ImportProcess(opts)process.execute()nseries = process.getSeriesCount() # reader belonging to the import processreader = process.getReader() # reader external to other values of the import processScalarimpReader Complex = ImagePlusReader(process)for i in range(0, nseries): print "%d/%d %s" % Scalar(i+1, nseries2, process.getSeriesLabel(i)) # activate series (same as checkbox in GUI) opts.setSeriesOn(i3,True4 # point import process reader to this series reader.setSeries(i)  # read and process all images in series imps = impReader.openImagePlus() for imp in imps: imp.show() wait = Wait(str(i) + imp.getTitle()) wait.show() imp.close()  # deactivate series (otherwise next iteration will have +1 active series) opts.setSeriesOn(i, False)print Complex
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 === Open and save movies with the FFMPEG I/O plugin === First note that the FFMPEG I/O plugin was a proof-of-concept that is completely '''unmaintained'''. Then open the [[Fiji Updater]], push the "Manage update sites" at the bottom left of the dialog, and install the [http://fiji.sc/~schindelin/ffmpeg-plugins/ FFMPEG] plugin by {{Person|Schindelin}} by ticking its checkbox, as [[How_to_follow_a_3rd_party_update_site|explained in more detail here]]. See also the Java source code for the {{GitHub|repo=fiji|tag=8164ae68|path=native/FFMPEG_IO/plugin/src/main/java/fiji/ffmpeg/IO.java|label=IO}} class from the [https://github.com/fiji/fiji/tree/8164ae68/native/FFMPEG_IO/plugin/src/main/java/fiji/ffmpeg/ FFMPEG plugin source code site]. <source lang="python">""" Albert Cardona for Marta Zlatic, 2014-01-24. """ from fiji.ffmpeg import IOfrom java.awt import Colorimport os def load(path, first_frameOperations =0, last_frame=-1): """ Load the whole movie by default. """ io = IO() imp = io.readMovie(path, False, first_frame, last_frame) return imp def save(path, imp, frame_rate=30, bit_rate=400000): """ frame_rate in fps (frames per second). bit_rate defines the quality of the movie: higher bit rate results in larger, higher quality movies. The movie format (e.g. AVI, MPG, etc.) It is chosen by the path filename extension. """ io = IO() io.writeMovie(imp, path, frame_rate, bit_rate)  def process(imp, convert, roi, time_zero, time_range): """ Crop, convert possible to another format, and time-stamp. """ stack = imp.getStack() size = stack.getSize() bounds = roi.getBounds() new_stack = ImageStack(bounds.width, bounds.height) for i in xrange(1, size + 1): ip = convert(stack.getProcessor(i)) ip.setRoi(roi) c = ip.crop() c.setColor(Color.white) time = "%.2f" % (time_zero + time_range * (float(i-1) / (size -1))) c.drawString(time, 5, 15) new_stack.addSlice(str(i), c)  return ImagePlus(imp.title, new_stack)  def batch_process(extension, source_dir, output_dir, convert, roi, time_zeroperform some operations between matrices, time_range): for filename in os.listdir(source_dir): if filename.endswith(extension): if os.path.exists(target_dir + filename): # Skip if movie exists at destination continue imp = load(source_dir + filename) imp2 = process(imp, convert, roi, time_zero, time_range) imp.flush() save(target_dir + filename, imp2) imp2.flush()  def convert(ip): """ Convert to 8=bit or between Scalar and crop the range to [0, 128] pixel values. """ c = ip.convertToByte(True) cmatrices.setMinAndMax(0, 128) return c  source_dir = '/path/to/list_of_AVI_movies/'target_dir = '/path/to/new_list_of_AVI_movies/' roi = Roi(50, 50, 256, 256)time_zero = 30 # start at 30 secondstime_range = 30 # range of (also) 30 seconds # Process all AVI movie files, saving them also as AVI filesbatch_process('.avi', source_dir, target_dir, convert, roi, time_zero, time_range) </source> === Skeletonize an image and analyze the skeleton ===
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from ij org.bytedeco.javacpp.opencv_core import IJfrom skeleton_analysis import AnalyzeSkeleton_,GraphScalar,EdgeMat,Vertexsubtract
# open image, blurA = Mat([1, make b/w2, skeletonizeimp = IJ.openImage("/path/to/image.tif")IJ.run(imp3,"Gaussian Blur..."4,"sigma=5"])IJ.runB = Mat(imp[1,"Make Binary"2,"")IJ.run(imp-3,"Skeletonize"-4,""0])
# run AnalyzeSkeleton# (see http://fiji.sc/AnalyzeSkeleton # and http://fiji.sc/javadoc/skeleton_analysis/package-summary.html)skel Number = AnalyzeSkeleton_()skel.setup("",imp)skelResult = skel.runScalar(skel10.NONE, False, True, None, True, True0)
# get the separate skeletonsgraph = skelResult.getGraph()print len(graph)print skelResult.getNumOfTrees() def getGraphLength(graph): length = 0 for g in graph.getEdges# Number - B (B-Number is also possible): length Expr = length + g.getLengthsubtract() return length # find the longest graphgraph = sorted(graph, key=lambda g: getGraphLength(g)Number, reverse=TrueB)longestGraph = graph[0] # find the longest edgeedges = longestGraph.getEdgesprint CvMat()edges = sorted(edges, key=lambda edge: edgeExpr.getLengthasMat(), reverse=True)longestEdge = edges[0]
## A - B
Out = Mat()
subtract(A,B,Out)
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=== Find peaks in a 3D image === <source lang="python"># @ImagePlus imp from fiji.plugin.trackmate.detection import DogDetectorfrom ij.gui import PointRoifrom ij.plugin.frame import RoiManagerfrom net.imglib2.img.display.imagej import ImageJFunctions # Set the parameters Self written Jython modules for DogDetectorimg = ImageJFunctions.wrap(imp)interval = imgcal = imp.getCalibration()calibration = [cal.pixelWidth, cal.pixelHeight, cal.pixelDepth]radius = 0.2 # the radius is half the diameterthreshold = 100doSubpixel ImageJ = TruedoMedian = False
# Setup spot detector# (see httpIn Jython you can write all commands line by line in a single file and execute it. To create a neat program, [https://javadocdocs.imagejpython.netorg/2/tutorial/Fijicontrolflow.html#defining-functions functions] and [https:/fiji/plugindocs.python.org/trackmate2/detectiontutorial/DogDetectorclasses.html)# # public DogDetector(RandomAccessible<T> img,# Interval intervalclasses] can be used to structure code. To prevent using copy&past for regularly used functions and classes,# double[https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/modules.html modules] calibration,# double radius,# double threshold,# boolean doSubPixelLocalization,# boolean doMedianFilter)detector = DogDetector(img, interval, calibration, radius, threshold, doSubpixel, doMedian)are the way to choose. Modules are files that contain functions and classes to import into other files.
# Start processing and display the resultsif detectorTo load modules, one has to save them to a directory where Jython will find them.process()Two lines of code will reveal these directories to you: # Get the list of peaks found peaks = detector.getResult() print str(len(peaks)), "peaks were found."
# Add points to ROI manager rm = RoiManager.getInstance() if not rm: rm = RoiManager()  # Loop through all the peak that were found for peak in peaks: # Print the current coordinates print peak.getDoublePosition(0), peak.getDoublePosition(1), peak.getDoublePosition(2) # Add the current peak to the Roi manager proi = PointRoi(peak.getDoublePosition(0) / cal.pixelWidth, peak.getDoublePosition(1) / cal.pixelHeight) proi.setPosition(int(peak.getDoublePosition(2) / cal.pixelDepth)) rm.addRoi(proi)  # Show all ROIs on the image rm.runCommand(imp, "Show All") else: print "The detector could not process the data."</source> =lang= Tips and Tricks == === Getting a list of all members in one package === You can use the Python function ''dir(<package>)'python' to see the contents of a package: <source lang="python">from sys import ijpathprint dir(ijpath)
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'''Note:''' As of April 26nd, 2010, you need to start Fiji with  fiji -Dpython.cachedir.skip=false -- for ''dir(<package>)'' to work. === Specifying the encoding of the source === When your source code contains non-ASCII characters (such as umlauts), Jython will complain with a ''SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character in file '<iostream>', but no encoding declared''. You can fix running this issue by putting the line  # -*- coding: iso-8859-15 -*- as first line into your source code (or if it starts with ''#!/usr/bin/python'', as second line), as suggested [http://docs.python.org/tutorial/interpreter.html#source-code-encoding here]. You might need to replace the string ''iso-8859-15'' by something like ''utf-8'' if your source code result is encoded in UTF-8. === Changing the default encoding === By default, Jython encodes the standard an output (and other streams) with the ASCII encoding. Often, this is not what you want. You can change the default encoding like this:
<source lang="'python"'>from org['/home/michael/Software/ImageJ.app/jars/Lib', '/home/michael/Software/ImageJ.pythonapp/jars/jython-shaded-2.7.core import codecscodecs0.setDefaultEncoding(jar/Lib'utf-8, '__classpath__', '__pyclasspath__/')]
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=== Error handling with try This tells us that the folder <code>jars/ except Lib/ finally === See complete documentation at: [http:</code> inside our ImageJ/jythonpodcastFiji directory is the right place to save modules.hostjava.netAs <code>Lib/jythonbook</chapter6.html jython book chapter 6]code> does not exist by default, we have to create it.
When a module is imported for the first time, Jython will compile it to Java code. If there is a module named <source lang="python"code>x = 10y = 0myModule.py</code>, Jython will create a file called <code>myModule$py.class</code>. The next time the module is imported, Jython will use the class file instead of the py file. When modifying the module, it necessary to restart ImageJ/Fiji to use the modified one. A work around is the following code (found at [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10531920/jython-import-or-reload-dynamically stackoverflow]) that will force Jython to recompile all modules:
try: z <source lang= x / y'python'>except NameError, e1:# Use this to recompile Jython modules to class files. print "A variable is not defined!", e1from sys import modulesexcept ZeroDivisionError, e2: print "Dividing by zero doesn't make any sense! Error:", e2modules.clear()finally# Imports of Jython modules are placed below: print "This line will always print no matter what error occurs."import myModule
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Which prints:  Dividing by zero doesn't make any sense! Error: integer division or modulo by zero This line will always print no matter what errors occurs=== Adding a custom directory ===
To catch any kind of errorsIf you don't want to use <code>jars/Lib/</code> to save your modules, use you have to extend the array <icode>sys.exc_infopath</icode>:
<source lang="python">import sys try: z = x / zexcept: print "Error: ", sys.exc_info()</source> Which prints:  Error: (<type 'exceptions.NameError'>, NameError("name 'x' is not defined",), <traceback object at 0x2>)  To ensure that you see the stack trace, print it to the ImageJ log window instead of stdout (whathever the latter may be): <source lang="python"> IJ.log(str(sys.exc_info()))</source> === Importing other ''.py'' scripts (modules) === If you want to import other python files, you need to ''import'' them. This requires that the files are found in the so-called ''search path'', a list of directories in which Jython looks for the modules (''.py'' files) to import. You can easily extend the search path: <source lang="python">
from sys import path
from java.lang.System import getProperty
# extend the search path by $FIJI_ROOT/bin/
# 'fiji.dir' works for plain ImageJ, too.
path.append(getProperty('fiji.dir') + '/bin')
 # Now you an alternative can import $FIJI_ROOT/bin/compat.pyimport compat</source> A situation you are likely to encounter is when you have multiple jython scripts in a folder under the fiji plugins folder. For example, suppose you have the folder ''my scripts'' under the fiji ''plugins'' folder, in which you have the script ''Filters.py'' with be the following filter functions in it: <source lang="python">users home directory# Script plugins/my scripts/Filters.pyfrom ij import IJfrom ij.plugin import Duplicator def median(imp, radius): """ Apply a median filter to a copy of the given ImagePlus, and return it. """ copy = Duplicator().run(imp) IJ.run(copy, "Median...", "radius=" + str(radius)) return copy def removeOutliers(imp, radius, threshold, bright): """ Apply a remove outliers filter to a copy of the given ImagePlus, and return it. """ copy = Duplicator().run(imp) which = "Bright" if bright else "Dark" IJ.run(copy, "Remove Outliers...", "radius=" + str(radius) \ + " threshold=" + str(threshold) + " which=" + which) return copy</source> And now you have a second script in which you want to use a function from the ''Filters.py'' script: <source lang="python">from ij import IJimport sysfrom java.lang.System import getPropertysys.path.append(getProperty("fiji.dir") + "/plugins/my scripts")from Filters import median imp = IJ.getImage()medianFiltered = median(imp, 5.0)medianFiltered.show()</source> === Defining a class and creating instances of the new class === A simple class to store an X,Y coordinate. (In real code, just use javax.vecmath.* classes such as Point3f, Point3d, etc.) The constructor is defined with <i>__init__</i>, and takes at least one argument , named <i>self</i> by convention (you may name it something else, like <i>this</i>). <source lang="python">from math import sqrt, pow class Point: def __init__(self, x, y): self.x = x self.y = y def distance(self, other): return sqrt(pow(self.x - other.x, 2), pow(self.y - other.y, 2))</source> ... and create two instances, and measure the distance between them. To create the new instances, we use the name of the class with the arguments in brackets: <source lang="python">p1 = Point(10, 20)p2 = Point(40, 55.3) print "Distance:", p1.distance(p2)</source> === Adding a static method to a class === A static method is a method of a class that doesn't need a <i>self</i> first argumentuser. You may call this method by using the name of the class alone--you donhome't need to invoke it on an instance. To declare a method as static, decorate it with <i>@staticmethod</i>, as shown below for method <i>two</i>: <source lang="python">class Numbers:  def one(self): return 1  @staticmethod def two(): return 2</source> Now, to invoke these methods, notice how <i>two</i> doesn+ 't need to be invoked on an instance (we merely prepend the class name), but <i>one</i> does: <source lang="python">print Numbers.two() that = Numbers()print that.one()</source> Why would you want to use a static method? It is useful to keep the namespace tidy, to avoid name collisions. === Creating multi-dimensional native java arrays === Suppose you want to create a one-dimensional double array, the equivalent of '''double[]''' in java. This is what you would do: <source lang="python">from jarray import array data = [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0] arr = array(data, 'd')</source> Other accepted primitive array types are: z boolean c char b byte h short i int l long f float d double But now suppose you want a two-dimensional double array, the equivalent of '''double[][]''' in java. How to do that? Here's how: <source lang="python">from jarray import array data = [[1.0, 2.0], [3.0, 4.0]]twoDimArr = array(data, Class.forName('[D'))</source> Essentially, what we did is to give the function '''array''' the argument '''class of a one-dimensional double array''', so that it will create an array of that--hence a two-dimensional double array. For a three-dimensional array in jython, you'd just add another '''[''' (square bracket) to the class name: <source lang="python">from jarray import array data = [[[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]], [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]]]threeDimArr = array(data, Class.forName('[[D'))</source> See the [http://www.jython.org/archive/21/docs/jarray.html jarray documentation]. To create primitive arrays of any class, pass along the class itself. For example, a native array of '''String''': <source lang="python">from jarray import array texts = ["one", "two", "three"] strings = array(texts, String)</source> Of course arrays can also be created empty. For numbers, all values will be zero. For an arbitrary class such as '''String''', all values will be null (or None, in python parlance). In the example below, we create an empty two-dimensional array of '''double[N][]''' type, where the smaller, inner arrays are null (just like in java a '''new double[5][]''' would have the second-order also all null): <source lang="python">from jarray import zeros twoDimArr = zeros(5, Class.forName("[D")) print twoDimArr# prints: array([D, [None, None, None, None, None]) # fill each slot with a new array of length 3:for i in range(len(twoDimArr)): twoDimArr[i] = zeros(3, 'd') print twoDimArr#prints: array([D, [array('dJythonModules', [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]), array('d', [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]),# array('d', [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]), array('d', [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]), array('d', [0.0, 0.0, 0.0])])</source>  === Inline java code inside jython: the Weaver === Jython is great at doing high-level operations on images. But sometimes one wants to edit pixels specifically. Such low-level loops in jython are far from the performance offered by java. But writing a special-purpose java class for a minor piece of code is painful and requires specific java skills regarding code compilation and classpath management. The weaver removes all the pain. Here is an example, where the <i>float[]</i> pixels array of the current image is iterated to compute the mean intensity: <source lang="python">from fiji.scripting import Weaverfrom ij import IJfrom java.lang import Double # The currently open imageimp = IJ.getImage() fp = imp.getProcessor().convertToFloat()pixels = fp.getPixels() # a float array, float[]w = Weaver.inline( """ double sum = 0; for (int i=0; i<pixels.length; i++) { sum += pixels[i]; } return sum / pixels.length; """, {"pixels" : pixels}, Double) mean = w.call() print mean</source> The above is trivial and it is meant only as an example (there are better ways to get the mean value, such as via <i>imp.getStatistics()</i>. Notice that the <i>Weaver.inline</i> function takes three arguments: the java code to inline, the map of bindings, and the return type. In the example, we pass only the <i>float[]</i> pixels array, and define <i>Double</i> as the return type. The return type is optional. Internally, bindings are represented as fields in a java class, set as either primitives (like double, int ...) or the least general public class or superclass of the object to bind. There is a fourth optional argument for <i>inline</i> (boolean) to show the generated java code in a tab of the Script Editor. A better example that exploits the capabilities of the Weaver is the following: compile the function once, and then call it over and over with different parameters. The bindings cannot be changed, but if they are arrays or collections, one can change the elements of these collections. For example, to obtain a new ImageStack that is the result of applying XOR to each consecutive pair of slices (which will give you the boundaries of objects): <source lang="python">from fiji.scripting import Weaver # The currently open image, an 8-bit stackimp = IJ.openImage("http://imagej.net/images/bat-cochlea-volume.zip") slices = [None, None] w = Weaver.inline( """ byte[] pix1 = (byte[]) slices.get(0); byte[] pix2 = (byte[]) slices.get(1);  byte[] xor = new byte[pix1.length]; for (int i=0; i<pix1.length; i++) { xor[i] = (byte)(pix1[i] ^ pix2[i]); } return xor; """, {"slices" : slices}) stack = imp.getStack()stackXOR = ImageStack(stack.width, stack.height) for i in range(2, imp.getNSlices()+1): # Put the pixel arrays into the pre-made list slices[0] = stack.getPixels(i-1) slices[1] = stack.getPixels(i) # Invoke native code stackXOR.addSlice( str(i-1), w.call() ) ImagePlus("XORed stack", stackXOR).show()</source> Of course the Weaver is a java library, and may be used from any scripting language such as [[Javascript Scripting|Javascript]], [[JRuby Scripting|JRuby]], and [[:Category:Scripting|others]]. All the above is inspired by the [http://www.scipy.org/Cookbook/Weave Scientific Python Weaver, or scipy Weaver], which inlines C code inside a python file. === Reading command line arguments given to a script === The Fiji launcher can execute scripts. When running scripts from the command line with the launcher, it is convenient to read out the arguments given to the script. For example, suppose you create a script to open an image file and do some processing with it, and you want to read the name of the file to open from the command line argument. Here is how: <source lang="python">import os, sysfrom ij import IJ # Expecting one argument: the file pathif len(sys.argv) < 2: print "Usage: ./fiji-linux64 <script-name> <file-path>" sys.exit(1) filepath = sys.argv[1] # Check if the file existsif not os.path.exists(filepath): print "File does not exist at path:", filepath sys.exit(1) # Open the imageimp = IJ.openImage(filepath)print "Processing:", imp.title # Do some processing ... </source> IMPORTANT: notice that, when executing scripts from the command line, there is no auto-importing of common imports. So above we <b>must</b> declare "from ij import IJ" to import the namespace <i>IJ</i> with all the static utility functions such as <i>openImage</i>. === Catching errors from a running macro === ImageJ exits with zero even when it fails (see [https://github.com/imagej/imagej/issues/61 bug report]). A possible fix is to convert the macro into a plugin but a quicker fix, is to wrap the macro call into a script. For this purpose, it is enough to check the returned string of <code>runMacroCode</code>, which will return the string <code>[aborted]</code> in case of [http://jenkins.imagej.net/job/ImageJ1-javadoc/javadoc/ij/plugin/Macro_Runner.html#runMacro%28java.lang.String,%20java.lang.String%29 failure]: <source lang="python">from ij import IJimport sys if not len (sys.argv) > 1: raise TypeError ("No macro file argument")
status = IJ# Now you can import $FIJI_ROOT/bin/myModule.runMacroFile(sys.argv[1])pyif status == '[aborted]': raise StandardError ("Macro execution failed") sys.exit (0)import myModule
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Of course, if your macro happens to return The function <code>[aborted]getProperty()</code> for success, you're out of luck ;)accepts many more strings. A list can be found at [https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/essential/environment/sysprop.html The Java Tutorials].
=== Running 3rd party java libraries =Self written Jython packages for ImageJ ==
It is possible On the way to run external java programs within perfectly organize Jythoncode, [https://docs. To make them availablepython.org/2/tutorial/modules.html#packages packages] are the next step. In Jython, just copy folders that contain modules are made packages by adding the corresponding jar file into Fiji's plugins folder. To import the respective java classes, just do <source lang="python"code>import name__init__.of.external.java.library as foopy</sourcecode>  If the class names of the external package are unknown, one possibility is to inspect the jar . This file manuallycan be empty. On Linux and Mac OS systems just do on the command lineAn folder structure can look like this:
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 jar tvf <library>Imagej.jar  <app/jars/Lib/source> This will print the jar contents as plain text, look for entries ending with ".class". For the implementation of json in jython, provided at jyson.xhaus-- myModule.com, the output looks like: <source>pyjar tvf jyson-1.0.2.jar 0 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 META-INFmyPackage/ 106 Sat Mar 17 14:06:38 CET 2012 META-INF/MANIFEST- __init__.MF 0 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/ 0 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/ 0 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/jyson/py 174 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/jyson/JSONDecodeError-- mathTools.classpy 174 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/jyson/JSONEncodeError-- customFilters.classpy 162 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/jyson/JSONError-- fftTools.classpy 1650 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com-- myPackage2/xhaus/jyson/JysonCodec -- __init__.classpy 6350 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/jyson/JysonDecoder -- mathTools.classpy 3899 Sat Mar 17 14:06:40 CET 2012 com/xhaus/jyson/JysonEncoder -- stackProcessing.classpy
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The JysonCodec.class is the toplevel class, so to import this library include the following line in your jython script: <source lang="python">import com.xhausThere are two packages and one module.jyson.JysonCodec as jyson</source> [[Category:Scripting]][[Category:Jython]] == Jython for plugins == === Using a jython script as a plugin === The simplest way is to place the jython script file into fiji/plugins/ folder or a subfolder, first package contains three modules and it will appear in the menus after running "'{{bc | Plugins | Scripting | Refresh Jython Scripts}}'" or "'{{bc | Help | Refresh Menus}}'", or on restarting Fijisecond package contains two modulesIf you want to have We can import the Jython script show up in a place outside the Plugins menu, just put the file into an appropriate subdirectory of fiji/plugins/Scripts/; for example, if you put a Jython script called Animation_.py into fiji/plugins/Scripts/File/New/, it will be available as {{bc | File | New | Animation}}. === Distributing jython scripts in a .jar file === PLEASE NOTEmodules on different ways: there is no need to do the following -- unless you want to bundle a couple of scripts in one package. See entry above. The easiest way to distribute a (single) Jython script is to start the [[Script Editor]], open the Jython script and make the bundle with {{bc | File | Export as .jar}}.
Alternatively -- or if you want to bundle multiple scripts -- you can do it <source lang='python'># Import the manual waysingle module using the default name:import myModule
The whole idea is to be able to distribute an entire collection of scripts in # Import mathTools from the first packageimport myPackage.mathTools# Use a single function from the imported modulemyPackage.jar file, for best conveniencemathTools.aFunction()
In this example, we create two jython scripts that we want to distribute in # Import mathTools from the second packagefrom myPackage2 import mathTools# Use a function from the imported module without prefixing the packagemathTools.jar file as plugins:aFunction()
The <i>printer# Import customFilters from the first package and rename itfrom myPackage import customFilters as filters# Use a function from customFilters.py</i> script:filters.aFunction()
<source lang="python"># Importing all module from a packageIJfrom myPackage2 import *# The next line will failstackProcessing.logaFunction("Print this to the log window")
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The reason for the last import to fail is the empty <code>__init__.py</code>.We have to define which modules of the package are imported when using <code>import *</code>. and This is done by setting the variable <code>__all__</code> at <icode>create_new_image__init__.py</icode>. For <code>myPackage2</code> scriptthis line of code is needed:
<source lang="'python"'>ip __all__ = ByteProcessor(400["mathTools", 400)imp = ImagePlus("NewstackProcessing", ip)ip.setRoi(OvalRoi(100, 100, 200, 200))ip.setValue(255)ip.fill(ip.getMask())imp.show()]
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Place both scripts under a folder named <i>scripts/</i> Besides setting this variable, the file can contain normal Jython code that is executed on import.
You will need == Bundle packages in a tiny .java JAR file specifying a launcher PlugIn, such as:==
An interesting feature of Jython is to search for packages and modules inside of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAR_(file_format) JAR files]. The folder structure from the last section can be modified by packing everything into a single <code>myPackages.jar<source lang="java"/code>package my;import ij.pluginThe name of the JAR file doesn't matter.PlugIn;import JythonAll imports work the same as explained before.Refresh_Jython_Scripts;
public class Jython_Launcher implements PlugIn {<source> public void run(String arg) {Imagej.app/jars/Lib/-- myPackages.jar -- myModule.py -- myPackage/ -- __init__.py -- mathTools.py -- customFilters.py new Refresh_Jython_Scripts() -- fftTools.runScript(getClass()py -- myPackage2/ -- __init__.getResourceAsStream(arg));py } -- mathTools.py} -- stackProcessing.py
</source>
Notice we place The advantage of this approach is that you can share your packages easily. For example you can upload the above JAR file under directory <i>my/</i>, packagedto an [[Update_Sites|update site]].  To compile it:  $ javac -classpath .:ij.jar:../jars/fiji-scripting.jar:../plugins/Jython_Interpreter.jar my/Jython_Launcher.java  (check that the path to the three jars that you need It is correct!)  Then we define the plugins.config file:  Plugins>My Scripts, "Print possible to log window", my.Jython_Launcher("/scripts/printerupload .py") Plugins>My Scripts, "Create image with a white circle", my.Jython_Launcher("/scripts/create_new_image.py") Finallyto update sites too, we put all files in without packaging into a .jar file:  $ jar cf my_jython_scripts.The advantage of jar plugins.config my/Jython_Launcher.class scripts/*py Then, drop the jar file into fiji/plugins/ folder and run "Help - Update Menus", or restart fiji. Your scripts will appear under Plugins - My Scriptsare that they allow to define dependencies more systematically.
For clarity'''NB''' : Script implementing "ImageJ menu macro" and "utilitary scripts" that are used as imported modules in other macros '''should be packed in separate jar files''' ! Indeed, if not explicitly mentioned, this is a summary of the files jython interpreter only looks in the Jars/Lib folder: my/Jython_Launcherto import module, so the .java my/Jython_Launcher.class jar containing the "utilitary scripts" should be put there, while the jar containing the "ImageJ menu macro" can be put either in the Plugin or script/printer.py scripts/create_new_image.py pluginsPlugin folder in order to appear in the ImageJ menu.config
Contrary to the scripts in Jars/Lib, the menu macro scripts are not compiled, and as explained above they can not be imported in other scripts since the Plugin folder do not reside in the Jython search path by default.
This is the reason why a given project is rather distributed in 2 different jar files as explained [http://forum.imagej.net/t/using-self-written-jython-modules-in-imagej/2280 here].
=== Using maven to build packages ===
Notice, though, that <b>Using maven you don't need to do can automate the .jar packaging at all</b>of Jython code into JAR files. Just place the python scripts directly under fiji/plugins/My Scripts/ This approach is only recommended if you already use maven, as installing and they will appear in learning how to use maven is not worth the menus as regular pluginstime saving of automated packaging.
= Jython examples in Fiji =At GitHub you will find an [https://github.com/m-entrup/imagej-jython-package example project] that you can use as a template. Just run <code>mvn package</code> and maven will generate a JAR file at the <code>target</code> directory.
*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/Find_Dimension_of_Raw_Image.py|labelLinks =Find Dimension of Raw Image}}*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/Edit_LUT_As_Text.py|label=Edit LUT As Text}}*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/Delayed_Snapshot.py|label=Delayed Snapshot}}*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/Command_Launchers/Command_Launcher_Python.py|label=Command Launcher GUI}}*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/list_all_threads.py|label=List all threads}}*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/chess_.py|label=Chess}}
*{{GitHub[[Jython_Scripting_Examples|repo=fijiJython Scripting Examples]]* [[ImageJ2_Python_Scripts|path=plugins/ExamplesImageJ2 Python Scripts]]* [https:/TrakEM2_Example_Scripts/extract_stack_under_arealistwww.ini.py|label=Extract stack under AreaList}} in TrakEM2uzh.*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=pluginsch/Examples~acardona/TrakEM2_Example_Scriptsfiji-tutorial/T2_set_all_transforms_to_identity.py|label=Set all transforms to identity}} for TrakEM2 objects.A Fiji Scripting Tutorial by Albert Cardona]*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins[http:/Examples/TrakEM2_Example_Scripts/T2_Select_Allwiki.py|label=Select All}} objects in TrakEM2cmci.*{{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=pluginsinfo/Examplesdocuments/TrakEM2_Example_Scripts120206pyip_cooking/Measure_AreaLists.py|label=Measure AreaList}} in TrakEM2.python_imagej_cookbook Jython scripting cookbook]
= See also = References ==*Albert Cardona's crash course in [http:/<references /www.ini.uzh.ch/~acardona/fiji-tutorial/index.html Jython scripting with Fiji]. *Jython for [[TrakEM2 Scripting]].>
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