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mvdoc committed Dec 4, 2019
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@@ -8,18 +8,23 @@ Pycortex is a software library that allows you to visualize fMRI or other volume

python3 -m venv env # use `virtualenv env` for python 3
# create a virtual environment called env with Python 3
python3 -m venv env
# activate the virtual environment
source env/bin/activate
# install some prerequisite packages
pip install -U setuptools wheel numpy cython
# install the latest release of pycortex from pip
pip install -U pycortex

This command creates a new [virtualenv]( for pycortex to resolve dependencies. Run `source env/bin/activate` whenever you need pycortex.

If you want to install the latest, unreleased version of pycortex from github, instead of the last line you can run

# install unreleased version of pycortex from github
pip install -U git+git://

@@ -39,12 +44,12 @@ make html
Pycortex is best used with [IPython]( Install it in your virtualenv using
source env/bin/activate
pip install ipython
To run the pycortex demo,
$ ipython
In [1]: import cortex
In [2]: cortex.webshow(cortex.Volume.random("S1", "fullhead"))

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