Using the Data Tools MenuΒΆ

The Data Tools menu provides tools to allow you to plot, view, export or perform specialized analyses on your measurements.

Each data tool has a corresponding module with the same name and functionality. The difference between the data tool and the module is that the data tool takes a CellProfiler output file (i.e., a .mat or .h5 file) as input, which contains measurements from a previously completed analysis run. In contrast, a module uses measurements received from the upstream modules during an in-progress analysis run.

Opening a data tool will present a prompt in which the user is asked to provide the location of the output file. Once specified, the user is then prompted to enter the desired settings. The settings behave identically as those from the corresponding module.

Please note that with the exception of PlateViewer and Export functions the Data Tools, like most CellProfiler modules, are designed to operate on only one image set at a time. If you want to use data tool modules to examine and/or graph data on the whole experiment level, you should instead consider using CellProfiler Analyst; see the ExportToDatabase help to learn more about exporting your data into a database that CellProfiler Analyst can access and about creating a CellProfiler Analyst properties file.

Help for each Data Tool is available under Data Tools > Help or the corresponding module help.