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Brain Imaging Analysis Kit

Project Description
Brain Imaging Analysis Kit

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The Brain Imaging Analysis Kit is a package of Python modules useful for
neuroscience, primarily focused on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

The package was originally created by a collaboration between Intel and the
Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI).

To reduce verbosity, we may refer to the Brain Imaging Analysis Kit using the
``BrainIAK`` abbreviation. Whenever lowercase spelling is used (e.g., Python
package name), we use ``brainiak``.


We support Linux and MacOS with Python version 3.4 or higher. Most of the
dependencies will be installed automatically. However, a few need to be
installed manually.


Install the following packages (Ubuntu 14.04 is used in these instructions)::

apt install build-essential libgomp1 libmpich-dev mpich python3-dev \

Install updated version of the following Python packages::

python3 -m pip install --user -U pip virtualenv

Note the ``--user`` flag, which instructs Pip to not overwrite system
files. You must add ``$HOME/.local/bin`` to your ``$PATH`` to be able to run
the updated Pip, e.g., by adding the following line to ``$HOME/.profile``
and launching a new login shell (e.g., logout or execute ``bash -l``)::



Install the Xcode Command Line Tools::

xcode-select --install

Install ``brew`` from If you already have ``brew``, examine
the output of the following command to make sure it is working::

brew doctor

Then install the following::

brew install llvm cmake mpich python3

You must instruct programs to use this ``clang`` version at ``/usr/local/opt/llvm/bin``.
One way to do this, which
works for most programs, is setting the ``CC`` environment variable. You can
add the following lines to ``$HOME/.profile`` (or ``$HOME/.bash_profile``, if
you have one). For them to take effect, you must logout or launch a new login
shell, e.g., ``bash -l``::

export CC=/usr/local/opt/llvm/bin/clang
export CXX=/usr/local/opt/llvm/bin/clang++

In addition, you also need to specify the directories that the newly installed `clang`
will seek for compiling and linking::

export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/llvm/lib "\
"-Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/opt/llvm/lib $LDFLAGS"
export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/opt/llvm/include $CPPFLAGS"

Install updated versions of the following Python packages::

python3 -m pip install -U pip virtualenv


The Brain Imaging Analysis Kit is available on PyPI::

python3 -m pip install -U brainiak

Note that you may see a ``Failed building wheel for brainiak`` message (`issue
#61`_). Installation will proceed despite this failure. You can safely ignore it
as long as you see ``Successfully installed`` at the end.

.. _issue #61:


The documentation is available at ``_.



We welcome contributions. Please read the guide in `CONTRIBUTING.rst`_.



Please cite BrainIAK in your publications as: "Brain Imaging Analysis Kit," Additionally, if you use `RRIDs
<>`_ to identify resources, please mention
BrainIAK as "Brain Imaging Analysis Kit, RRID:SCR_014824". Finally, please cite
the publications referenced in the documentation of the BrainIAK modules you
use, e.g., `SRM <>`_.
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