Comment on survey, porting to free languages

I noticed in your survey that you mentioned the possibility of porting CellProfiler to a free platform. I’m guessing this is a distant-future possibility and I’m probably an unusual user, but one scenario a free platform would enable would be running CellProfiler on an Amazon EC2-like platform without having to invest thousands of dollars in MATLAB licenses. We don’t have a cluster in-house and we don’t have the resources to set one up, but it’d be fun to run CellProfiler a dozen times as faster.


CellProfiler 2.0 and CellProfiler Analyst 2.0 have now been released, and both have been completely re-written in the open-source language Python. No more Matlab licenses needed!