Metadata Parser

Reads metadata the from the input data directory.


returns meta (dictionary of image metadata, one entry per image to be processed)

  • Parameters:
    • config - plantcv.parallel.WorkflowConfig object
  • Context:

A helper function to convert datetimes/timestamps in string format to Unix/Epoch time (elapsed seconds from epoch).

plantcv.parallel.convert_datetime_to_unixtime(timestamp_str, date_format)

returns unix_time (integer value of elapsed seconds from epoch: 1970-01-01 00:00:00)

  • Parameters:
    • timestamp_str - a datetime represented as a character string (e.g. 2020-01-01 00:00:00)
    • date_format - date format code for strptime (e.g. "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S") See strptime docs for supported codes.
  • Context:
    • A timestamp is often an important piece of metadata associated with automated imaging. This function is used to convert between human and machine readable datetime formats within Workflow Parallelization.

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