Install SimNIBS

A SimNIBS installation takes about 3 GB disk space.

Note

The installation procedure has changed in version 3.2. The previous simnibs installer app is now deprecated and will be removed in the near future.

Note

In case you have problems during the installation, please check Troubleshooting

Windows

  1. Download the SimNIBS installer

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

  3. Click through the installer wizard

  4. Installation might take 5-10 minutes, depending on your computer and internet connection. Please be patient.

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 simnibs_installer_linux.tar.gz
simnibs_installer/install

  1. Installation might take 5-10 minutes, depending on your computer and internet connection. Please be patient.

Note

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

Testing the Installation

Start a new terminal window and type simnibs_gui

MacOS

  1. Download the SimNIBS installer

  2. Double click the simnibs_installer_macos.pkg file.

  3. Click through the installer wizard.

  4. Installation might take 5-10 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 Launchpad and search for SimNIBS GUI

Updating SimNIBS

You can install the latest bugfix version of SimNIBS by starting a Command Prompt (Windows) or a Terminal (Linux and MacOS) window and typing

update_simnibs

New feature versions require a new installation.

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