A python package for performing flow cytometry analysis
Authors: Jonathan Friedman and Eugene Yurtsev
FlowCytometryTools is a python package for visualization and analysis of high-throughput flow cytometry data.
- Intuitive: provides a simple programmatic interface to work with flow cytometry data
- Flexible: can analyze either individual samples or collections of many plates
- Scalable: simplifies analysis of high-throughput data using the power of pandas
Who is this for?
FlowCytometryTools is for researchers who want to use the python programming language to analyze flow cytometry data.
The package is specifically tailored for high-throughput analysis. It provides an interface that can directly work with collections of flow cytometry measurements (e.g., 96-well plates).
Basic familiarity with the python programming languages is recommended.
You can find a few example scripts that load and plot flow cytometry data in the gallery page.
And yes, there’s a UI to draw basic gates. It’s super basic, but it gets the job done.
- Transformations: hyperlog (hlog), truncated log (tlog), or anything you can dream of ;)
- Plotting: 1D, 2D histograms for both single samples and collections (e.g., 96-well plates).
- Gating: threshold, interval, quad, polygon gates
- Subsampling: easy to subsample to examine only part of a measurement and randomize event order
- GUI: simple graphical user interface to draw gates (wx or webagg)
- FCS Formats: Supports FCS 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1
- Documentation: https://eyurtsev.github.io/FlowCytometryTools/
- Source Repository: https://github.com/eyurtsev/FlowCytometryTools
- Comments or questions: https://github.com/eyurtsev/FlowCytometryTools/issues
For more information about how to obtain these, please see the installation page.
FlowCytometryTools may work with older versions of some of these dependencies, but if you run into issues, please update the dependencies.
- python python 2.7 or python 3
- pandas (Recommended version: 0.19.0 or higher).
- matplotlib (Recommended version: 1.5.3 or higher).
- wx-python : Used for the FlowCytometryTools GUI.
FlowCytometryTools is not the only open source software for performing data analysis on flow cytometry data.
So if you find that FlowCytometryTools does not suit your needs, take a look at the following software:
- FIX: edge case for inferring x-range for spline interpolation when doing log transforms and with data the contains values in the interval.
- FIX: fix linear transform (kwargs weren’t being passed correctly).
- FIX: interval gate was raising exceptions for certain numpy versions (fix by alonyan)
- Sample fcs files now included with installation
- Mostly maintenance (tests, configuration files, etc.)
** Repository moved to github **
- added an experimental web-based backend for drawing gates. Use FCMeasurement.view_inteactively(backend=’webagg’).
- col first enumerator for forming an ordered fcs file collection (Yoav Ram)
- FCPlate.from_dir ID_kwargs match against full path, not just filename (Nick Bolten)
- fcs parser can read larger fcs files and handles blank headers (Ben Roth)
- ENHC: Automatically determine bin location when plotting plates.
- Fix for Accuri V6 FCS (Ben Roth)
- Fix for xlim/ylim when plotting 2d histograms
- FCS parser can handle more formats
- Updated documentation
- Bug fixes for GUI
- Now works with matplotlib 1.4.0
- Added documentation and examples to gallery
- Updates in documentation
- Added experimental view() function
- Renamed old view() function into -> view_interactively()
- Added queueing to help when dealing with large quantities of data.
- Histogram plots should work with pandas (0.14.0) & matplotlib (1.3.1).
- Mostly updates in documentation
- Boost in speed for transformations on collections of measurements (like 96-well plates).
- Much of the documentation has been updated and improved.
- Improved GUI.
v0.3.0, 2013-10-27 Initial Release
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Copyright (c) 2013-2015 Eugene Yurtsev and Jonathan Friedman
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