How To Install nifti2dicom on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install nifti2dicom on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update nifti2dicom.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install nifti2dicom

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is nifti2dicom and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install nifti2dicom on Ubuntu 21.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install nifti2dicom using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install nifti2dicom using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install nifti2dicom

Install nifti2dicom using apt

Because nifti2dicom is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install nifti2dicom using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install nifti2dicom

Install nifti2dicom using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install nifti2dicom by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install nifti2dicom

How to upgrade (update) a single package nifti2dicom using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the nifti2dicom, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install nifti2dicom

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall nifti2dicom from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the nifti2dicom package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove nifti2dicom

Uninstall nifti2dicom and all its dependencies

To uninstall nifti2dicom and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove nifti2dicom

Remove nifti2dicom with all configurations and data

To remove nifti2dicom configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge nifti2dicom

Remove nifti2dicom completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to nifti2dicom package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge nifti2dicom

Extra info and code examples

Nifti2Dicom is a convertion tool that converts 3D NIfTI files (and other formats supported by ITK, including Analyze, MetaImage Nrrd and VTK) to DICOM. Unlike other conversion tools, it can import a DICOM file that is used to import the patient and study DICOM tags, and allows you to edit the accession number and other DICOM tags, in order to create a valid DICOM that can be imported in a PACS. This package includes the command line tools.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install nifti2dicom using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the nifti2dicom from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install nifti2dicom on CentOS 8

How To Install nifti2dicom on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install nifti2dicom on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install nifti2dicom on Kali Linux

How To Install nifti2dicom on Debian 11

How To Install nifti2dicom on Fedora 34

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