Download MBIV1.0

The mouse brain image visualizer (MBIV) is available as a downloadale application. The application can be downloaded as a WinZIP archive file or a .gz (compressed) tar file. Either version can be downloaded using the following links: WinZIP archive file
browser_release_v1.0b.tar.gz: Unix/Linux g'zipped, tar archive


After downloading and saving the compressed archive file to your local machine, the next step is to uncompress and extract the achive to the local disk which can be done using either the WinZIP utility on Windows or gunzip and tar on Unix/Linux systems (or under Cygwin on Windows). The extracted directory is ./browser_release_v1.0beta and the contents are as follows:

$ pwd
robertb@sirius /cygdrive/e/browser_release_v1.0beta
$ dir -lt
total 334
-rw-r--r--  1 robertb        None 339281 Nov 18 11:11 browser_v1.0b.jar
drwxr-xr-x+ 5 Administrators None      0 Nov 17 16:10 spatialindex
-rwxr-xr-x  1 robertb        None     47 Nov 17 15:59 run.bat
-rwxr-xr-x  1 robertb        None     45 Nov 17 15:59 run.x
drwxr-xr-x+ 5 Administrators None      0 Nov  9 13:24 jre

Files and directories:

a) browser_v1.0b.jar: Java jar file containing compiled code for mouse brain visualizer

b) spatialindex/: Directory containing classes used by browser

c) run.bat/run.x: DOS batch file and Unix executable script for launching the browser

d) jre/: Java Version 1.4.2_03 runtime environment

Running Batch File (Windows or Cygwin)

The batch file, run.bat, can be executed in a few ways.

1) Open a Windows Command Prompt, navigate to the installed browser directory and run the batch file from the command line. Refer to figure.

2) Open a Windows Explorer window and navigate to the installed browser directory. Double click on run.bat file (identified by the icon with a gear-like object). Refer to figure.

3) If Cygwin is installed, the batch file can be run in a Bash shell in the same manner as running in a Windows Command Prompt.

Running Shell Script (Unix/Linux)

If you are running on a true Unix/Linux system, type ./run.x on the command line.