How to develop a Napari plugin

Julian Hennies   2023-02-16   Comments Off on How to develop a Napari plugin

Date(s) - 2023-02-16
09:00 CET - 17:00 CET

Course content

The course is a one-day in person event and will cover the basics of implementing a plugin for napari.
The course is organized in two parts: The first part will cover the basics of implementing a plugin including the basics of how the napari viewer works. In the second part you will code your own custom plugin!

In more detail, the course will cover:

  • How to make custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for your analysis functions
  • The structure of a Napari plugin and how to make it installable using pip
  • How to automatize the set-up using cookiecutter
  • Making your first napari plugin


  • Napari readily installed on your system (e.g. using pip in a conda environment)
  • Fluent in Python coding (you have written >1000 lines of code)
  • Experience with Numpy

Optional preparation

The second portion of the workshop will be implementing a plugin. If you would like to bring your own analysis worksflows, the course instructors will consult with you on converting that into a napari plugin. If you do not have your own workflow to bring, we will have some examples prepared for you.

Teachers / Organizers

Kevin Yamauchi
Christian Tischer
Julian Hennies


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