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NeuroDebian provides neuroscience research software for Debian, Ubuntu, and other derivatives.

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What is NeuroDebian?

NeuroDebian provides a large collection of popular neuroscience research software for the Debian operating system as well as Ubuntu and other derivatives. Popular packages includeAFNI, FSL, PyMVPA, and many others. While we do strive to maintain a high level of quality, we make no guarantee that a given package works as expected, so use them at your own risk.


About this image

NeuroDebian images only add NeuroDebian repository and repository’s GPG key. No apt indexes are downloaded, so apt-get update needs to be ran before any use of apt-get.

nd tags are used to reflect suffixes used in versions of packages available from NeuroDebian.

The neurodebian:latest tag will always point the Neurodebian-enabled latest stable release of Debian (which is, at the time of this writing, debian:wheezy).


NeuroDebian APT file is installed under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neurodebian.sources.list and currently enables only main (DFSG-compliant) area of the archive:

$ docker run neurodebian cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neurodebian.sources.list
deb wheezy main
deb data main
#deb-src wheezy main


View license information for the software contained in this image.

Additionally, -nonfree flavors of the images enable access to materials which are not fully DFSG-compliant, and might have restrictions (e.g. non-commercial) and/or lack original sources.

As with all Docker images, these likely also contain other software which may be under other licenses (such as Bash, etc from the base distribution, along with any direct or indirect dependencies of the primary software being contained).

Some additional license information which was able to be auto-detected might be found in the repo-info repository’s neurodebian/ directory.

As for any pre-built image usage, it is the image user’s responsibility to ensure that any use of this image complies with any relevant licenses for all software contained within.

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