Connectome is an open-source visualization and discovery tool used to explore data generated by the Human Connectome Project. The distribution includes wb_view, a GUI-based visualization platform, and wb_command, a command-line program for performing a variety of algorithmic tasks using volume, surface, and grayordinate data.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions are available on OSC clusters:

Version Pitzer
1.5.0 X*
* Current default version

You can use module spider connectome to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


Connectome is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Connectome Workbench is made available via the GNU General Public License, version 2. The full license is available from here.


Usage on Pitzer


To configure your environment for use of connectome, run the following command: module load connectome. The default version will be loaded. To select a particular connectome version, use module load connectome/version. For example, use module load connectome/1.5.0 to load Connectome 1.5.0.

If you want the hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, use these on a compute node with a GPU:

module load virutalgl/2.6.5
module load connectome
viglrun wb_view

The command will open the GUI environment, thus we recommend Ondemand VDI or Desktop.

Further Reading

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