The goal of forImage is to facilitate foraminiferal test measurement and biomass estimation.

The package is proposed as an alternative to manual and/or multi-software dependent methods for biometry and biomass estimation.


The package requires Python >= 3.5.

You can install forImage from github with:

remotes::install_github("ThaiseRF/forImage", build_vignettes = TRUE)
# Using `build_vignettes = TRUE` will slow down the install, but is necessary if 
# you want to read the vignette, which is recommended

Use install_measure() to install all Python modules dependencies (scipy, imutils, numpy, pandas, Pillow and OpenCV) at once in a virtual environment. This function is a wrapper of reticulate py_install() and requires a conda installation on Windows.

To install the Python modules via pip on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install pip --upgrade
sudo pip install scipy

On Windows:

python -m pip install --upgrade pip
pip install scipy

On macOs:

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
pip3 install scipy