I look how Julia may be suitable for my current project (related to Bioimaging), and as I see, there is no connection to Bioformats.
Bioformats is Biomicroscopy format crunching I/O software easily accessible from Java and Matlab, and also from Python.
Well-known Image processing and visualization packages like ImageJ/FIJI and Icy use it as default I/O.
Briefly, it is indispensible there, and if a convenient bridge to Bioformats existed in Julia, that would be great invitation to Bioimaging community.
I looked at JavaCall project but found that it isn’t enough, as it can’t keep Java objects.
We work with Bioformats basic OME.tiff format that Julia can open, but unfortunately without access to the metadata.
So I even think about compiling some standalone metadata grabbing command-line utility in Java or Matlab, to save metadata to file and then open it in Julia. This is clumsy.
I’m new to Julia, so maybe I’m missing something very crucial, here?
I think sooner or later, the Bioformats question would appear anyway from someone else.