Installing and Using plugins

This section talks about installing and using third party plugins. For instructions on how to write your own plugins, please refer to Writing plugins.

There are two ways to install a third party plugin. From within flika, you can open the Plugin Manager, select a plugin from the list, and press ‘Install’. This will download the plugin into your ~/.FLIKA/plugins directory. flika will import the plugin and you will be able to start using it immediately.

If you are collaborating with a lab that has written a plugin that hasn’t been submitted to the Plugin Manager, it is easy to manually add that plugin to flika. Download the plugin, move it to the ~/.FLIKA/plugins directory and restart flika. That’s all there is to it.