- GUI (Graphical User Interface) Menu
All of the GUI software can be reached from the menu. I customized the menu so that Windows users can easily access the software packages. The “Start” button is on the bottom-left. By clicking the button, the customized menu pops up. On the top of the menu, you see “Neuroimaging”, under which several neuroimaging software packages are listed.
- CUI (Commandline User Interface)
The icon next to the start button is the shortcut to the “terminal.” Sometimes (actually often), you need to run various programs from terminal.
For example, if you want to run MRIcroGL from the terminal, type the following in the terminal window. (You don’t have to type “$”)
That brings up the MRIcroGL window.
- Use installer to several neuroimaging software packages
Professor Chris Rorden kindly provided excellent MRI analysis tutorials. It can be accessed from Neuroimaging menu, and tutorial data itself is stored under home/tutorials.
When the first version of Lin4Neuro was developed, it included all of the neuroimaging software packages. Nowadays it is not possible to include all of them because packages are getting bigger and bigger. Then, I changed the strategy to provide installers for large packages such as 3D Slicer, ANTs, AFNI, FreeSurfer, MRtrix3, or FSL. I also provide standalone version of CONN and SPM.
You see the shortcut “installer” on Desktop. In that directory, installers are provided.