I am a researcher at University College London and working on image processing of phase contrast microscopy image. For my current project, I came up with a novel approach to cell detection on this type of images and I would like to port part of my code from MATLAB to a CellProfiler module. I have some python experience but I was wondering if you had any recommendation on getting everything setup, especially concerning the IDE. Do you have any suggestion beside Wing (which is not free as far as I know).
Hopefully I can get something up and running quickly as I am sure my algorithm could help researchers out there produce better segmentations of tricky phase contrast images.