Using the Script Editor

QR for this page

From Fiji

(Redirected from Script Editor)
Jump to: navigation, search
Script Editor (ImageJ)
Author Johannes Schindelin, Sumit Dubey (Google Summer of Code 2009)
Maintainer Johannes Schindelin
Source on GitHub
Initial release 11 Sep 2008
Development status active


The script editor is an invaluable help when writing scripts in any of ImageJ's supported languages.



Scripting
Topics
Overview
Parameters
Batch processing
Script Editor
Auto Imports
Templates
Comparisons
Toolbox
Languages
BeanShell
Groovy
ImageJ Macro
Java
JavaScript
Lisp (Clojure)
MATLAB
Python (Jython)
Ruby (JRuby)
Multithreaded Processing
in Clojure
in JavaScript
Examples
Chess in Jython


Features

Text Editing
  • Full undo support
  • Auto-indent
  • Configurable white-space options
Programming
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Output console
  • Git integration (file being edited must be part of a Git repository)
  • Language specific templates
  • Find and replace using regex patterns
  • Automatic brace highlighting
  • Line numbers
Language specific tools
Interface
  • Bookmarks
  • Tabs for easy switching between open files
  • Navigation shortcuts


Usage

Starting the editor

To get started, start up the script editor:

Script-Editor-new.jpg

There is also the keyboard shortcut { (open curly bracket) to open the editor.

Choosing a language

Then choose a language from the language menu:

Script-Editor-choose-language.jpg

Now you can write your script. In this tutorial, Jython was chosen as scripting language, but the process is really the same for all scripting languages.

Script-Editor-first-script.jpg

Running the script

Once you are satisfied with the script, run it. This does not require saving, but of course you should save your script later when it works.

Script-Editor-run.jpg

Note that while the script is running, the window title shows the tell-tale (Running).

You can use all of ImageJ's classes right away. Here is an example that shows a dialog where the user can input a number. For details how to write dialogs in the different scripting languages, see Scripting comparisons

Script-Editor-dialog.jpg

Further reading

See the Scripting Help page for an introduction to scripting. For more information about each specific language, see the Languages section of top right sidebar.