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For the latest Slicer developers documentation, visit the Nightly page.

New Developers:    Welcome ! Check these instructions !

Getting involved

It is open to everyone, feel free to join.
Intended for discussion of programming related questions


What's next ? What's the plan ?
  • Source code repository   NEW
Github or SVN
Nightly, continuous and experimental dashboards.
Web-based bug tracking system
Source code API documentation.
Consistency and Readability for a manageable code base
Pages for the developer projects.
Informations about Slicer releases


Build instructions

Compiling and installing Slicer from source.
Compiling slicer modules outside of the slicer source tree.
Build, test, package and distribute extensions

Design & Implementation

Comparison between the different supported module types
  • Internals
    • Data Model / MRML - Objects and their organization. MRML Library provides API for managing medical image data type
    • Logics - Details the role of MRML/Slicer/Application/Modules logics and Displayable managers
    • IO Mechanism - How to read or write nodes from file
Presents the underlying infrastructure.
Description of the Charting architecture.
Details how Slicer is built and packaged.
Testing framework to test Slicer application. It complements unit tests.

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