how to install the SPM 12 into Matlab?

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Catarina Gaglianone
Catarina Gaglianone on 13 Dec 2018
Commented: Farhia Shafira on 17 Sep 2021
I have downloaded spm 12,(files from UCL) but I cant use it in matlab.
I dont know what to do and I have tried several times and no use. Could you please give me instructions on how to use SPM to carry out my analysis

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Answers (3)

Akshay Khadse
Akshay Khadse on 26 Dec 2018
I found the installation instructions on the following SPM Wiki Page:
You will need to follow these steps to get SPM working:
1) Unzip in a folder of your choice, such as C:\Users\login\Documents\MATLAB\spm12).
2) Start MATLAB and add SPM into your path, either using File > Set Path > Add Folder... or typing the following in the MATLAB Command window:
>> addpath C:\Users\login\Documents\MATLAB\spm12
3) Launch SPM by using the command
>> spm
However, please note that the SPM Wiki page has been marked as outdated. You might need to figure out some additional steps to get this working.
Thomas Rust
Thomas Rust on 29 Jan 2021
I am also having the same problem

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Lewis on 9 Feb 2021
Edited: Lewis on 9 Feb 2021
If you are on windows and "right-click/Extract All...", then it creates a nested directory which means MATLAB doesn't recognise spm12. For example if you want spm to be in C:/Users/You/Documents/MATLAB, after extracting it you will end up with C:/Users/You/Documents/MATLAB/spm12/spm12/... . If you add the first spm to the path it won't work. You have to cut the spm12 sub-folder out into the parent path so that it looks like this: C:/Users/You/Documents/MATLAB/spm12/... . Or just add the spm12 sub-folder.

Abdulrahman Alduraywish
Abdulrahman Alduraywish on 4 Feb 2021
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Rik on 5 Feb 2021
Please replace the link by the actual instructions.

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