The STEPanizer © stereology tool
STEPanizer is a straightforward Java-Program for manual stereological assessement of digital images
Published in the Journal of Microscopy, 2011: PubMed
STEPanizer is a tool for processing images that are already generated according to an appropriate stereological sampling.
It is crucial to accomplish a consistent stereologic sampling including material extraction, tissue handling, tissue sectioning and image acquisition!
STEPanizer is written in JAVA an requires a PC, MAC or LINUX system with installed JAVA JRE [Java Runtime Environement], installable from https://www.java.com and a keyboard featuring a numerical keypad (see Manual)
Recent Information! (April 2015)
OFFLINE deployment mode of STEPanizer / MAC issues.
Since June 2014 STEPanizer is only working as offline version. For security issues of JAVA Applets online execution was blocked by the JAVA community.
It is recommended to still upgrade to latest JAVA version to prevent security problems: https://www.java.com (current version [April 2015] Java 1.8.0_40)
Current STEPanizer compilation: Stepanizer1-8.jar. It is recommended to use this version.
Some older MACs do not support upgrades to higher JAVA versions. For that issue older compilations are available in the ZIP file below (JRE 1.6 and 1.7).
Since MAC OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite) JAVA is no longer installed by default. Install it on your own from https://www.java.com .
STEPanizer's so-called web-based (ONLINE) JAVA-Applet mode (as published), is now abandoned.
No warranty is given for any damage or loss of data.
updated: April 1st 2015
Further Development (beta versions)
|Folder for WP Excercise|
|Excercise images 4 series with one zip file each. Copy to your computer, unzip the folder "SerieX_nn-n" to known location.|
|Exercise folder for stereology workshop 2016|
STEPanizerExercise.zip copy to your computer, unzip the folder "STEPanizerExercise" to known location.
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