Bio7 3.3 Released

A new version of Bio7 is available. This update comes with new features, improvements and bugfixes.

(Screenshot: Bio7 MacOSX Dark theme)

For those who don’t know Bio7. The application Bio7 is an integrated development environment for ecological modeling, scientific image analysis and statistical analysis.

It also contains a feature complete development environment for R, a complete ImageJ interface based on SWT, advanced editors for Java (using JDT), R, ImageJ macro (with parser errors and debugging support), Groovy, Python, LaTeX, Markdown, etc. and special methods to transfer image data from ImageJ to R or vice versa to perform statistical analysis on image data.

New and Noteworthy

  • Bio7 3.3 RCP (Rich Client Platform) built upon Eclipse 4.19
  • Bundled with AdoptOpenJDK 16, JavaFX 16 and Nashorn for JavaScript
  • Bundled with R 4.0.5 (Windows only!)
  • Java 15 dynamic compilation support
  • Improved the image classification plugin for supervised and unsupervised image classification (using R and ImageJ – see R-Shell view context menu “Image Classification”). For an overview and details, see:
  • Added several ImageJ plugin improvements. For all changes since the last release, see:
  • In addition added for this release further ImageJ improvements (detached ImageJ images can now be closed by name inside a macro, composite channel colors are displayed in the status line - even for detached images, opening of an extra ImageWindow JFrame in rare situations)
  • Added several R editor improvements and new features
  • Added a new Rserve install action for Linux and MacOSX, see this video
  • Added a new easy to use Java R interface method to execute R code in a job with plotting support from Java or Groovy (with Java 15 supported “Raw String Literals” to avoid excessive quoting), see:
    Java Example
    Groovy Example with intermediate plots
  • This release also fixes some MacOSX visual glitches for MacOSX Big Sur

For a the complete release notes and installation details, see: