Simple question

cellprofiler

#1

Hi,

I’m new around here. Why do we need to install the developer’s version to add plugins? Why am I unable to directly drag a python file into the plugins folder? I’m not very familiar with computer business so some explanation would be awesome. I’m trying to add a new module to CP but it might get complicated if I have to ask everyone in my group to install the developer’s version.

Thank you for your help!


#2

Hi,

[quote=“jhsun96”]Hi,

I’m new around here. Why do we need to install the developer’s version to add plugins?[/quote]

You don’t have to! See this for more info:
github.com/CellProfiler/CellPro … our_module

You should be able to. Maybe you are trying to do this “on-the-fly”? That won’t work. Drag your .py file with CellProfiler closed down, and then restart CellProfiler, making sure that the Preferences are set beforehand (File/Preferences in the menu, “CellProfiler plugins directory” in the dialog).

Does that help?
David


#3

Yes, that definitely helps! I created a new plugin folder (the existing “plugin” folder is inside of a .zip that I can’t extract/edit for some reason) and placed my module in there.

I wanted to edit the existing LoadImages module so that it loads images in descending order. However, I’m getting a bunch of import errors, probably because I created this new folder. Do you have any recommendations?


#4

Hi,

You can change the location of the plugins folder within the Preferences… menu item, which sounds like it is set incorrectly. On Mac, this is found at CellProfiler->Preferences, but on Windows I believe it is under the File menu.

David