Welcome to EpiTools!#
EpiTools is a Python package and associated napari plugin to extract the membrane signal from epithelial tissues and analyze it with the aid of computer vision.
The development of EpiTools was inspired by the challenges in analyzing time-lapses of growing Drosophila imaginal discs.
The folded morphology, the very small apical cell surfaces and the long time series required a new automated cell recognition to accurately study growth dynamics.
First, install napari.
The recommended way to install
EpiTools is via
python -m pip install epitools
To install the latest development version of
EpiTools clone this repository
python -m pip install -e .
If working on Apple Silicon make sure to also install the following package from conda-forge.
conda install -c conda-forge pyqt
Recommended Companion Napari Plugins#
To also install the recommended plugins for the
EpiTools workflow run
python -m pip install epitools[wf]
python -m pip install -e .[wf]
When installing with Apple Mac OS X terminal, you might need to add ‘”’ to [wf] as in:
python -m pip install -e ."[wf]"
If working on Apple Silicon make sure to also install the following package from conda-forge
conda install -c conda-forge cvxopt
which is required for btrack.
If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.
Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.
When you install
napari and the
plugin will also be installed. See Using the EpiTools plugin for napari for guidance on using the plugin.
See the Python API pages for the full API of the analysis modules in
EpiTools currently contains to following analysis modules: