EBImage--an R package for image processing with applications to cellular phenotypes

Bioinformatics. 2010 Apr 1;26(7):979-81. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq046.


Summary: EBImage provides general purpose functionality for reading, writing, processing and analysis of images. Furthermore, in the context of microscopy-based cellular assays, EBImage offers tools to segment cells and extract quantitative cellular descriptors. This allows the automation of such tasks using the R programming language and use of existing tools in the R environment for signal processing, statistical modeling, machine learning and data visualization.

Availability: EBImage is free and open source, released under the LGPL license and available from the Bioconductor project (http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/EBImage.html).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Databases, Factual
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Phenotype*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface