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SimpleITK: a simplified layer build on top of the Insight Toolkit (ITK), intended to facilitate its use in rapid prototyping, education and interpreted languages.
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Latest commit 2a7cdae @blowekamp blowekamp committed with kwrobot Merge topic 'landmarkInitializerBug'
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Code BUG: Fixed bug converting between vector and set of ITK points.
Documentation Adding 0.9.1 release eggs to download page
Examples add CastImageFilter to support output writing
SuperBuild BUG: Update ITK_DIR to match version
TemplateComponents Fixing size check with optional
Testing BUG: Fixed bug converting between vector and set of ITK points.
Utilities Adding script using to build anaconda distributions
Wrapping Adding SimpleITK.i to each language
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.gitignore ENH: Add .ExternalData to .gitignore.
.hooks-config.bash ENH: Simplify local Git hook chaining
CMakeLists.txt Update to new CMake policies to reduce warnings
CTestConfig.cmake Updating Dash info
LICENSE ENH: Adding the Apache license.
NOTICE Updating copyright years in notice. ENH: updated top-level readme with new URLs ENH: Add install and export rules for SimpleITK libs Require SimpleITK major version to match for compatible version ENH: Add install and export rules for SimpleITK libs
Version.cmake Updating version for 0.10.0 development


The goal of SimpleITK is to provide an abstraction layer to ITK that enables developers and users to access the powerful features of the Insight Toolkit in a more simplified manner. SimpleITK's goal is to provide a simple layer to ITK's complicated C++ templeted API to be easily wrap-able in several languages including:

Wrapping is accomplished through SWIG, in principle, any language wrapped by SWIG should be applicable to SimpleITK.

SimpleITK is licensed under the Apache License in the same way as ITK.


SimpleITK uses the Git distributed version control system. The main repository is hosted on and mirrored to Github. There are two main branches, master and next. The "master" is a stable branch of the code, and suitable for most users, while "next" contains future features that are unlikely to be stable.

Documentation in maintained in Doxygen. Development instructions are also on this site. There is also the Wiki with additional information. SimpleITK requires a recent build of ITK v4, but this can be automatically build along side SimpleITK with the SuperBuild cmake build.

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