Install SimNIBS

A SimNIBS installation takes about 5 GB disk space.

Windows

  1. Download the SimNIBS installer

  2. Double click the install_simnibs_windows.exe file. If a security warning shows up, click on More info -> Run anyway

  3. Select the desired version, accept the license and click next

  4. Installation might take 15-30 minutes, depending on your computer and internet connection. Please be patient.

  5. Log out and in again.

Note

If you already have Anaconda or Miniconda installed in your computer, the links to the Anaconda Prompt and Anaconda Powershell in the Start Menu may be overwritten

Testing the installation

Look for a shortcut called SimNIBS GUI in your Start Menu

Linux

  1. Download the SimNIBS installer

  2. Run in a terminal

cd ~/Downloads
tar -xzf install_simnibs_linux.tar.gz
install_simnibs/install_simnibs

  1. Select the desired version, accept the license and click on next

  2. Installation might take 10-20 minutes, depending on your computer and internet connection. Please be patient.

Note

The SimNIBS Installer does not support CentOS 6. However, it is possible to install it using conda

Note

The installer also has a silent mode (no GUI), type ./install_simnibs -h for more information

Testing the Installation

Start a new terminal window and type simnibs_gui

MacOS

  1. Download the SimNIBS installer

  2. Run in a terminal (use Cmd + Space and search for terminal)

~/Downloads/install_simnibs

  1. Select the desired version, accept the license and click on next

  2. Installation might take 10-20 minutes, depending on your computer and internet connection. Please be patient.

Note

SimNIBS only supports MacOS versions ≥ 10.13 (High Sierra)

Testing the Installation

Open the Launcher and search for SimNIBS GUI

Updating SimNIBS

If you already have SimNIBS ≥ 3.0 installed, it is possible to upgrade your installation.

Just start a Command Prompt (Windows) or a Terminal (Linux and MacOS) window and type

update_simnibs

Software Dependencies

SimNIBS does not require any external dependencies for running simulations and post-processing operations on existing head models.

However, the head modelling pipelines have external dependencies.

Please see Optional Dependencies for more information on how to configure these dependencies