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SPM is available to all users at HPC2N.


SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping) is a software package for MATLAB for the analysis of brain imaging data sequences (fMRI, PET, SPECT, EEG, MEG).

SPM is free but copyright software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation (either version 2, as given in file spm_LICENCE.man, or at your option, any later version). Further details on "copyleft" can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/. In particular, SPM is supplied as is. No formal support or maintenance is provided or implied.


SPM is made freely available to the [neuro]imaging community, to promote collaboration and a common analysis scheme across laboratories. The software represents the implementation of the theoretical concepts of Statistical Parametric Mapping in a complete analysis package.

The SPM software is a suite of MATLAB (The MathWorks, Inc) functions and subroutines with some externally compiled C routines. SPM was written to organise and interpret our functional neuroimaging data. The distributed version is the same as that we use ourselves.


On HPC2N we have SPM available on Abisko. We currently have version 12 installed.

Usage at HPC2N 

To use the SPM module, add it to your environment:

module add matlab-spm

The recommended usage for SPM is as a batch job.

Version 12 of SPM has been compiled with GCC 4.9.1, and for Matlab 2014b (which will be loaded together with the SPM module).

SPM functions:

Additional info 

More documentation is available on the SPM home page and in the SPM WikiBook.

Updated: 2020-05-28, 09:42