Layer Table


A plugin to display a layer as a table.

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A plugin to display a layer as a table.

This will work well with point layers. We are debugging shapes and labeled layers, come back to check on that!

This napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template.


You can install napari-layer-table via pip:

pip install napari-layer-table

To install latest development version :

pip install git+

Using the Plugin

You can use the napari-layer-table plugin to display points layer as a table.

  • Open a napari viewer with a Points layer
  • Add the plugin to the napari viewer from Plugins menu -> Add dock widget -> napari-layer-table: Points Table
  • The selected layer is displayed in the table.
  • The table has columns for:
    • Point symbol with face color
    • Point coordinates (x,y,z)
    • If the layer has properties, they are also shown as columns

Plugin Features

  • Bi-directional selection between layer and table.
  • Bi-directional deletion between layer and table.
  • Points added to the layer are added to the table.
  • Points moved in the layer are updated in the table.
  • Multiple points selected in the layer are also selected in the table
  • Changes to face color and symbol in the layer are updated in the table.
  • Ability to sort individual columns from low to high or high to low
  • Refresh button to manually refresh the table data
  • btf button to manually bring the layer whose table data is being shown to front

Right-click for context menu to:

  • Toggle table columns on/off.
  • Toggle shift+click to add a point to the layer (no need to switch viewer mode)
  • Copy table to clipboard


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v3.0 license, "napari-layer-table" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


  • 0.0.13

Last updated:

  • 12 June 2024

First released:

  • 20 April 2022


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GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 5
  • Forks: 0
  • Issues + PRs: 9

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  • numpy