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Getting Started


Installation

Method 1. The easiest method for installing VTEA is with the FIJI updater. To install VTEA select the update site: “Volumetric Tissue Exploration and Analysis.”

Unfortunately, the Renjin libraries, “jars”, that come with FIJI are our of date and interfere with plotting of heatmaps and violin plots in VTEA. Importantly, the core VTEA functions, image processing, segmentation, cell classification and neighborhood analysis are not affected by this bug. To remedie this the following jars need to removed. This is not an ideal approach and may break other FIJI functionality. Fortunately, efforts are being made to bring FIJI up-to-date with the most recent releases of Renjin.

The following jar need to be removed from the Fiji/jars/ folder:

  1. datasets-0.8.1906.jar
  2. gcc-runtime-0.8.1906.jar
  3. methods-0.8.1906.jar
  4. renjin-appl-0.8.1906.jar
  5. renjin-core-0.8.1906.jar
  6. renjin-gnur-runtime-0.8.1906.jar
  7. renjin-script-engine-0.8.1906.jar
  8. stats-0.8.1906.jar
  9. utils-0.8.1906.jar

And replaced with the dependencies on github.

Method 2. VTEA can also be run inside an IDE such as Netbeans. The easiest approach is to clone the maven project from github.

If there is any difficulty or concerns please feel free to submit an issue, or contact us.

Additional links:

Original publication, https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2016091027.

Manuscript for version 1.0 on Bioarchives, https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.27.474025.

Software release on Zenodo, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5110084.