Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, etc) 64 bit operating system
Tcl 8.4 or higher
4 gigabytes of RAM


You must have administrator (root) access or sudo'er access to install this program. Copy NeuroAnalytica_1.0_linux-x86_64.tar.gz to your /opt directory. Unpack it using the following command or similar:

tar -xvf NeuroAnalytica_1.0_linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Before running NeuroAnalytica you need to have the path and environmental variables set:

source /opt/BRAINS3/bin/brains3_setup.csh (if you are using csh or tcsh shell)
source /opt/BRAINS3/bin/ (if you are using a bash shell)

This is useful to put into your login scripts to ensure it is run every time you log in.

Below are specific changes you may have to make on your system to allow NeuroAnalytica to properly access tcl libraries. If you still have issues after attempting these changes, please contact us at

CentOS and RedHat: You may need to create a link for the tcl libraries to ensure the software can find the appropriate library. To do so, look in /usr/lib64.

ls /usr/lib64/libtcl*

If you have tcl installed you should find a file with a name like, and you will need to create a link to it. For this example,

ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/


The tcl libraries are located in /usr/lib. Ubuntu seems to leave previous versions in place when it updates software, so you may have both 8.4 and 8.5 installed, which creates issues.

If you type the command ls /usr/lib/libtcl* and see both versions of the libraries:

[user@mycomputer ]$ ls /usr/lib/libtcl*
/usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

You may have to uninstall version 8.4. Once you have uninstalled it, or if you can see that it isn't installed, create a link with the following command:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

If you continue to have problems, contact for a patch to work on your specific application.

Windows, Mac and Debian:

NeuroAnalytica is not currently compiled for Windows or Mac, and likely will not be in the near future. We suggest using VirtualBox to run NeuroDebian, and install NeuroAnalytica on that platform. For this application you will need to create the symbolic link with the following command (sudo or as root):

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/