Installation

Installing CONN (standard release, Matlab, Mac/Windows/Linux)

Step 1. Download the latest conn##.zip file from www.nitrc.org/projects/conn and unzip this file (e.g. if the original file was downloaded to /software CONN will be unzipped to /software/conn)

Step 2. Download the latest spm##.zip file from www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm and unzip this file (e.g. if the original file was downloaded to /software SPM will be unzipped to /software/spm12). This step may be simply skipped if SPM is already installed on your system

Step 3. Start Matlab, click on the 'Set path' button (or type pathtool), and then click on 'Add folder', and select CONN installation folder (e.g. /software/conn), and then click again on 'Add folder' and now select the SPM installation folder (e.g. /software/spm12). Click on 'Save' and 'Close' to save these changes for future Matlab sessions

After this steps, to start CONN simply type conn in the Matlab command-window

note: installation errors may arise as a result of other toolboxes shadowing/overloading basic SPM functionality. To avoid these issues simply make sure that both CONN and SPM are the folders placed at the top of Matlab's path list

Installing CONN pre-compiled standalone releases

Pre-compiled standalone releases are meant for those environments without access to Matlab licenses. One common scenario, for example, may be in cluster environments without Total-Academic-Headcount or equivalent licensing agreements, where users taking advantage of CONN parallelization options may quickly deplete the pool of available Matlab licenses. Standalone releases provide access to all of the functionality of CONN standard Matlab release encapsulated in a single application (while missing some of the added flexibility and speed of the Matlab environment)