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# Installation of Scalismo Lab

Welcome to Scalismo Lab! In this environment simple Scalismo programming can be done, with no Integrated Development Environment (IDE) required.

This document will guide you through the installation procedure.

Scalismo Lab is available as an executable Java jar (with a dataset), and is downloadable here.

Note: it is possible that the version of Scalismo we used for this course differs a little bit from the latest version you will be using.

### How to install and run Scalismo Lab:

Once the zip is downloaded and unzipped, all that is required to run the tool is a Java 8 Runtime Environment.

In case you want to use OpenJDK 8 on Linux, please make sure that the OpenJFX package is also installed on your system.

To run the tool on Windows and Mac:

2. Double-click on the scalismoLab.jar file.

On Linux and as an alternative on Windows and Mac, you can also run it in a console (terminal or windows command window):

cd path_to_unzipped_directory
java -jar scalismoLab.jar


That’s it !

You should then have a setting with three windows similar to the screenshot below:

Figure 1: screenshot Scalismo Lab

Note that in case you are handling large data files, you might want to increase the amount of memory pre-allocated for the tool, as follows:

java -Xmx3g -jar scalismoLab.jar


Also, we recommend to restart the program for each exercise to avoid crashes.

That’s it. You are now all set.

If you want to, you can now switch to Scalismo Lab and go through the Readme document that will give you more details on the usage of Scalismo Lab. This can be found in the Menu bar -> Documents -> Readme