Fslr: Connecting the FSL software with R Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Machine Learning
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging


  • We present the package fslr, a set of R functions that interface with FSL (FMRIB Software Library), a commonly-used open-source software package for processing and analyzing neuroimaging data. The fslr package performs operations on 'nifti' image objects in R using command-line functions from FSL, and returns R objects back to the user. fslr allows users to develop image processing and analysis pipelines based on FSL functionality while interfacing with the functionality provided by R. We present an example of the analysis of structural magnetic resonance images, which demonstrates how R users can leverage the functionality of FSL without switching to shell commands.

publication date

  • January 2015



  • Academic Article

Additional Document Info

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  • 163

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  • 175


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