The FlowJo Exchange is a repository maintained by FlowJo, LLC that allows users to upload annotated scripts and download shared scripts. Plugins are a new addition to the Exchange that allow users to create their own extended functionality for the FlowJo® application. The open plugin architecture introduced with 10.1r7 allows FlowJo users access to cutting-edge tools that can be integrated into their current FlowJo analysis workflows, so any tool can be integrated into FlowJo.
The LIMS integrator plugin integrates the user information associated with a FlowJo workspace with a PostgreSQL database. Once the PostgreSQL server is set up, all other configuration, including database and table creation, is handled by the plugin. The user can then track operations related to the workspace, such as:
The PostgreSQL database can be set to update either when the workspace is opened or when the workspace is saved. Users can download data from the database, either as a .log file or a .csv file, to a chosen location on the user's local disk.
All of the above options can be changed from within the plugin.
Note: This plugin requires an existing PostgreSQL database server.
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There are four types of tools here, which can all be used with FlowJo:
Yeah, we can cluster that. If you have an algorithm or application that needs to do something upon opening or saving, or you would like exported population data and user-specified parameters passed to your application, we can do that. In fact, we can bring the clusters back into FlowJo so everyone can use what you have written. To learn more, please see our FlowJo for Developers page (coming soon).
Note: You must be running FlowJo version 10.1r7 or higher to use plugins. Earlier versions do not support plugins.
See these examples for plugin development and documentation done well.
FlowJo's Script Editor is integrated directly into the core of FlowJo, and gives real-time access to statistics, gates, groups, and metadata to create custom analysis tools within FlowJo. This access makes it easy for:
Scripts produced in the Script Editor can be saved as text files, shared, and run by anyone in three clicks by loading them into a FlowJo workspace and clicking Run.
Some of us spend our weekend playing with visualizations (yes, seriously), and we'll post some here with some instructions for use.
The plugins listed below are included with FlowJo v10.1r7 and later. We include them here in case you need to update or re-install them. They can be installed in the same manner as any other plugin—see How to Install FlowJo Plugins above or our plugin documentation for details.
If you use these tools in your research, please give credit as follows:
J. Quinn, S. Duncan, M. Golden, M. Swindle, S. Weiss, M. Stadnisky. FlowJo Exchange : A means of meeting the computational needs of the flow community. CYTO 2015: XXX Congress of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry. Glasgow, Scotland. June 2015.
...and please be sure to let people know what script you used.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.