Using Spreadsheets and Databases

The most common form of output for cellular analysis is a spreadsheet, which is an application which tabulates data values. CellProfiler can also output data into a database, which is a collection of data that is stored for retrieval by users. Which format you use will depend on some of the considerations below:

For spreadsheets, the most widely used program to open these files is Microsoft's Excel program. Since the file is plain text, other editors can also be used, such as Calc or Google Docs. For databases, a popular freeware access tool is SQLyog.