Welcome to the documentation for napari-stress! This ressource provides information, links and examples to navigate and use the functionality of napari-stress, which provides the code for Gross et al. (2021): STRESS, an automated geometrical characterization of deformable particles for in vivo measurements of cell and tissue mechanical stresses.


  • Functions: Overview about modular functions in napari-stress and how to use them from code or interactively from the napari viewer.

  • Toolboxes: Key feature for retrieving all measurements napari-stress has to offer with minimal amount of coding/interactive analysis.

  • Workflows: Set of workflows, the entirety of which make up the functionality that is embedded in the toolboxes.

  • Utilities: Other interesting pieces of code or widgets.


In order to make napari-stress on your machine, you can follow these tutorials:

  • Getting started with Python and Anaconda: If you have not yet installed Python or Anaconda on your computer, this explains how to set it up and create an environment that contain the most basic functionality (napari & Jupyterlab)

  • Devbio-napari: Not strictly necessary but strongly recommended - this package brings many handy functionalities to an otherwise quite plain napari-viewer.

After both of these are installed, install napari-stress into the environment you created by typing

pip install napari-stress

in your Anaconda prompt. If you encounter any issues during installation, please