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Installation Options

Bender is available as binaries and source code. It is working on Windows, Linux, and Macs.

System requirements

Here is a non-exhaustive list of platforms Bender is supported.

  • Windows
    • 32bits or 64bits
    • XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Linux
    • 64 bits only
    • Ubuntu 10.04 (and up)
  • Mac
    • 64 bits only
    • Mac OS X Lion (and up)

Installing the binaries

  • Download packages on [1]
  • Install Bender
    • Execute bender-xxx.exe on Windows
    • Untar bender-xxx.tar.gz on Linux
    • Execute bender-xxx.dmg on Mac and copy the dmg file into your Applications Finder folder.

Installing from source

  1. Retrieve source:
    git clone git://
  2. Configure with CMake >= 2.8.10 and comply with the Slicer prerequisites
    If you build your own CMake, please do so with SSH(curl) support. It would fail downloading external library Eigen otherwise.
  3. Build Bender (1h to 2h hours)
  4. The executable Bender is found in Bender-build/Slicer-build/Slicer-build