Using the Parameter Sampling Menu

The Sampling menu is an interface for Paramorama, a plugin for an interactive visualization program for exploring the parameter space of image analysis algorithms.

This menu option is only shown if specified in the Preferences. Note that if this preference setting is changed, CellProfiler must be restarted.

Using this plugin will allow you sample a range of setting values in IdentifyPrimaryObjects and save the object identification results for later inspection. Upon completion, the plug-in will generate a text file, which specifies: (1) all unique combinations of the sampled parameter values; (2) the mapping from each combination of parameter values to one or more output images; and (3) the actual output images.


  • Pretorius AJ, Bray MA, Carpenter AE and Ruddle RA. (2011) “Visualization of parameter space for image analysis” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17(12), 2402-2411.