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AFNI is a set of C programs for processing, analyzing, and displaying functional MRI (FMRI) data - a technique for mapping human brain activity. It should be used for research purposes only.

Required Modules


  • afni

System Variables

  • HPC_{{#uppercase:afni}}_DIR

Additional Information

This is a GUI software. Follow the instructions at

Basic usage:

module load gui
launch_gui_session --module afni -e afni

Connect with xpra locally using the xpra command

xpra attach


If you publish research that uses afni you have to cite it as follows:

RW Cox. AFNI: Software for analysis and visualization of functional magnetic resonance neuroimages. Computers and Biomedical Research, 29:162-173, 1996.

RW Cox and JS Hyde. Software tools for analysis and visualization of FMRI Data. NMR in Biomedicine, 10:171-178, 1997.

S Gold, B Christian, S Arndt, G Zeien, T Cizadlo, DL Johnson, M Flaum, and NC Andreasen. Functional MRI statistical software packages: a comparative analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 6:73-84, 1998.