The IVE environment provides six programming interfaces in FORTRAN and C for developing applications to extend IVE's capabilities. There's also a Python interface for working with image data. The interfaces have changed (generally in a backwardly compatible fashion) over time. The example programs listed are all included in the EXAMPLE subdirectory of the IVE distribution. That same directory includes a makefile. For IVE 4, follow the instructions at the start of the makefile to adjust it for your system.
Image data is stored in a standard format and can be manipulated with the IM functions from C and FORTRAN. Depending on how a program is linked, the IM functions can also transparently work with image data files and display windows. From Python, image files can be manipulated with the module described in http://msg.ucsf.edu/IVE/IVE4_HTML/Mrcpy.html.
In addition to the IM routines which work with both files and display windows, the IW routines provide operations that can only be applied to image windows.
The IP framework supplies a skeleton image processing program using the IM, IW, and WM libraries which the programmer can customize. Because the skeleton program can handle all of the I/O and many aspects of the user interface, using the IP framework can speed up development.
The IOMENU utility facilitates writing a graphical user interface wrapper in C or C++ for a command line application.
To assist with the development of IVE 4, a set of routines were written to handle shared memory and encapsulate some operating system differences. A reference guide exists but is likely only of interest if you are maintaining the other Priism libraries.
IVE 3.3 includes a library used by some applications for modeling the structures in data. To ease porting applications from IVE 3.3, IVE 4.2.3 and later include a version of the object library; the documentation for that library is at http://msg.ucsf.edu/IVE/IVE4_HTML/IWGrObj.html.
modified January 19, 2018IVE Development Team (email@example.com)