NICE Tools

Get the latest code

To get the latest code using git, simply type:

git clone git://

If you don’t have git installed, you can download a zip or tarball of the latest code:

Install nice

As any Python packages, to install NICE, go in the nice source code directory and do:

python install

or if you don’t have admin access to your python setup (permission denied when install) use:

python install --user

You can also install the latest latest development version with pip:

pip install -e git+ --user


The required dependencies to build the software are: * python >= 2.7 | python >= 3.4 * scipy >= 0.18.1 * numpy >= 1.11.1 * h5py >= 2.6.0

And principally, mne-python >= 0.13:

Some functions require pandas >= 0.7.3.

To run the tests you will also need nose >= 0.10.

To use wSMI with CSD you need pycsd:

Optimizations (optional)

Aditionally, we ship optimized versions of some algorithms. They can be compiled using the conda CLANG and openmp. Both can be installed as follows:

conda install clang
conda install openmp

To build, go to the nice soure code directory and do:

CC=clang make

Then set backend=’c’ or ‘openmp’ instead of the defalut backend=’python’ in markers functions

Running the test suite

To run the test suite, you need nosetests and the coverage modules. Run the test suite using:


from the root of the project.


If you use this code in your project, please cite:

Engemann D.A.*, Raimondo F.*, King JR., Rohaut B., Louppe G.,
Faugeras F., Annen J., Cassol H., Gosseries O., Fernandez-Slezak D.,
Laureys S., Naccache L., Dehaene S. and Sitt J.D. (2018).
Robust EEG-based cross-site and cross-protocol classification of
states of consciousness. Brain. Vol 141 (11), 3160–3178, doi:10.1093/brain/awy251


NICE is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3:

This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software. OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.

Copyright (c) 2017, authors of NICE - All rights reserved.

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