Package freesurfer details

Wrapper Functions for 'Freesurfer'

Wrapper functions that interface with 'Freesurfer' , a powerful and commonly-used 'neuroimaging' software, using system commands. The goal is to be able to interface with 'Freesurfer' completely in R, where you pass R objects of class 'nifti', implemented by package 'oro.nifti', and the function executes an 'Freesurfer' command and returns an R object of class 'nifti' or necessary output.

Maintainer: John Muschelli < muschellij2 at >

From within R, enter citation(freesurfer)

Fischl B (2012). "FreeSurfer." _Neuroimage_, *62*(2), 774-781.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

title = {FreeSurfer},
author = {Bruce Fischl},
journal = {Neuroimage},
volume = {62},
number = {2},
pages = {774--781},
year = {2012},
publisher = {Elsevier},


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To install this package, start R and enter:


# Default Install

# From the Binary Repo in NeuroC
neuro_install('freesurfer', release = "stable", release_repo = binary_release_repo(release = "stable"))
neuro_install('freesurfer', release = "current", release_repo = binary_release_repo(release = "current"))

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

More detailed installation instructions can be found here.


Initially submitted on October 2 2018 2:32PM
Last updated on July 21 2019 12:01AM
Package type standard
Source GitHub GitHub
Neuroconductor GitHub GitHub
System requirementsfreesurfer
DependsR (3.2.0)
Importsmethods, neurobase, tools, R.utils, reshape2, utils
Suggestsmagrittr, knitr, oro.nifti (0.7), rgl, rmarkdown, pander, fslr (2.9.2)