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EBImage

EBImage is an open source image processing and analysis package for the statistical programming language R. Its primary goal is to enable automated analysis of large sets of images such as those obtained in high-throughput screening. An extensive range of basic image processing and feature extraction methods are provided. EBImage is available through the Bioconductor software project (www.bioconductor.org).

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Mahotas

This library gives the numpy-based infrastructure functions for image processing with a focus on bioimage informatics. It provides image filtering and morphological processing as well as feature computation (both image-level features such as Haralick texture features and SURF local features). These can be used with other Python-based libraries for machine learning to build a complete analysis pipeline.

Mahotas is appropriate for users comfortable with programming or builders of end-user tools.

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Icy

Reproducing an experiment doesn’t stop at the bench when images are concerned. Icy is an open source bioimaging software package that aims to provide a framework for authors to share, and others to reproduce, research once the sample hits the microscope. Icy was released in April 2011 and is being developed at the Quantitative Image Analysis Unit at the Pasteur Institute in France by Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin and his team.

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