Help on getting started with module development

Hello,

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.

Thanks!

Nicolas

Take a look at this webpage: alternativeto.net/software/wingide/. I can’t comment on useability of the software therein, but Eclipse is certainly popular; Eric looks intriguing as well.
-Mark