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gifti_test — test reading/writing a GIFTI dataset


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-encoding TYPE

Set the data encoding for any output file.

TYPE = ASCII : ASCII encoding

TYPE = BASE64 : base64 binary

TYPE = BASE64GZIP : base64 compressed binary

-gfile OUTPUT
Write out dataset as gifti image.
-infile INPUT
Specify INPUT as the GIFTI dataset to read.
Do not write out data.
Show final gifti image.
-slist LEN s0...
Restrict output to list of length LEN.
-verb VERB
Set verbose level.


1. read in a GIFTI dataset (verbose, show output?)

gifti_test -infile dset.gii

gifti_test -infile dset.gii -verb 3

gifti_test -infile dset.gii -show

2. copy a GIFTI dataset (check differences?)

gifti_test -infile dset.gii -gfile copy.gii

diff dset.gii copy.gii

3. copy a GIFTI data, but write out only 3 surf indices: 0,4,5
gifti_test -infile time_series.gii -gfile ts3.gii -slist 3 0 4 5

See Also



Richard Reynolds - SSCC, DIRP, NIMH, National Institutes of Health

This manual page was written by Michael Hanke <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


June 2010 gifti_test User Commands