Package RNifti details

Fast R and C++ Access to NIfTI Images

Provides very fast read and write access to images stored in the NIfTI-1 and ANALYZE-7.5 formats, with seamless synchronisation between compiled C and interpreted R code. Also provides a simple image viewer, and a C/C++ API that can be used by other packages. Not to be confused with 'RNiftyReg', which performs image registration.

Maintainer: Jon Clayden < code at >


From within R, enter citation('RNifti')

To cite package 'RNifti' in publications use:

Jon Clayden, Bob Cox and Mark Jenkinson (2020). RNifti: Fast R and
C++ Access to NIfTI Images. R package version 1.1.0.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

title = {RNifti: Fast R and C++ Access to NIfTI Images},
author = {Jon Clayden and Bob Cox and Mark Jenkinson},
year = {2020},
note = {R package version 1.1.0},
url = {},


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To install this package, start R and enter:


# Default Install

# from GitHub
neuro_install('RNifti', release = "stable", release_repo = "github")
neuro_install('RNifti', release = "current", release_repo = "github")

More detailed installation instructions can be found here.


Initially submitted on September 25 2018 2:13PM
Last updated on February 4 2020 5:33AM
Package type standard
Source GitHub GitHub
Neuroconductor GitHub GitHub
ImportsRcpp (0.11.0)
Suggeststestthat (0.11.0), covr, reportr, shades
Enhancesoro.nifti, tractor.base
Reverse Importsfmriqa, smri.process, flexconn, RNiftyReg (0.4.0), pbj, stapler, oro.nifti (0.9.0), neurobase, NiftiArray, extrantsr, divest (0.3.0), spant