RandomJ: A Java Package for Image Randomization
RandomJ is a package of ImageJ plugins to introduce randomness into images for testing the robustness of image processing algorithms.
The plugins can handle up to five-dimensional (5D) gray-scale images of any type supported by ImageJ.
See the followings links for a description of the plugins of the package as available in the Panel:
Fiji users: the plugins are already part of the distribution and can be found under the Process > Noise menu.
ImageJ users: installation is accomplished by downloading the following two jar-files to the plugins folder.
By downloading any of these files you indicate your agreement to the Terms and Conditions below.
> RandomJ_.jar (version 1.5.0)
> imagescience.jar (version 2.4.1)
The jar-files contain both the source code and the compiled versions of all classes.
The API of the second file (support library) is also available in case you are interested.
See the release notes for information on the present and past versions.
Terms and Conditions
Copyright (C) Erik Meijering. Permission to use this software and corresponding documentation for educational, research, and not-for-profit purposes, without a fee and without a signed licensing agreement, is granted, subject to the following terms and conditions.
IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO REDISTRIBUTE, SELL, OR LEASE THIS SOFTWARE, OR DERIVATIVE WORKS THEREOF, WITHOUT PERMISSION IN WRITING FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER. THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER IS FREE TO MAKE VERSIONS OF THE SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FOR A FEE OR COMMERCIALLY ONLY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE AND CORRESPONDING DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS". THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
RandomJ was developed at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam of the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, when I was evaluating the robustness against noise of certain tracking techniques developed in our lab. The different random number generators are largely based on algorithms found in the literature. Nevertheless, writing a general purpose package such as RandomJ is not completely trivial. Therefore, if you publish results that are based on it, I expect you to acknowledge me.