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Re: camitk vs. mitk vs. slicer?

On Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:34:30 -0600
"Steve M. Robbins" <steve@sumost.ca> wrote:

> Thanks, Paul,
> On February 23, 2015 09:05:58 AM Paul Novotny wrote:
> > I have not used mitk or camitk, so I can't answer your question
> > directly. But I have had luck prototyping applications using itk and vtk
> > in python. It gives you a Matlab-y way to try things out in ITK, and
> > visualize in VTK (or matplotlib). There are some rough parts, like
> > remembering how to move data from vtk to itk and/or python (numpy), but
> > I find it to work best for me.
> Indeed, I was hoping to use python as the glue, so that's  a good point
> about just using ITK/VTK directly.  I guess I was assuming that the other
> systems basically allow one to do that but have smoothed out the rough
> edges to some degree.  Hoping someone can comment directly on that
> assumption.

Hi Steve,

I have used Slicer extensively.  It is generally a positive experience.
Slicer has a python console from which you can call wrapped itk and vtk
functions.  It is fairly easy to make a little GUI (in either python or C++)
for setting parameters.  Also, the developer mailing list is quite responsive.
But it does have a steep learning curve.


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