Getting STIR on a Virtual Machine

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Instructions to get STIR via a Virtual Machine

A Virtual Machine is a way to get pre-installed software ready to run on your own system. You might have heard of http://wiki.opengatecollaboration.org/index.php/VGate for instance used by the OpenGATE project. You can of course install STIR in vGATE using the normal STIR installation instructions. However, we have also created a VM with our own software (currently without GATE). The VM currently runs Lubuntu 15.10.

Installation instructions

1. Download the OVA file from http://www.ccppetmr.ac.uk/downloads

2. Follow the instructions on https://github.com/CCPPETMR/CCPPETMR_VM (scroll-down a bit). Don't forget to update the software as detailed on the page (the first update will take a while).

3. Once this is done, open a Terminal on your VM and type update_VM_to_full_STIR.sh (be patient again).

4. If you want to follow the https://github.com/UCL/STIR-exercises/, download https://github.com/UCL/STIR-exercises/blob/master/exercises_document.docx to your own PC and open it to a set of instructions how to do the exercises. (Alternatively, open it on the VM from ```~/STIR-exercises``` using ABIWord).

Outcome

Your VM will now have an up-to-date version of STIR (and the SIRF software of our related project at http://www.ccppetmr.ac.uk/), and also a copy of the https://github.com/UCL/STIR-exercises/ in the home directory.