What is Advanced Normalization Tools?
ANTS is a tool for computational neuroanatomy based on medical images. ANTS reads any image type that can be read by ITK (www.itk.org), that is, jpg, tiff, hdr, nii, nii.gz, mha/d and more image types as well. For the most part, ANTS will output float images which you can convert to other types with the ANTS
ConvertImagePixelType tool. ImageMath has a bunch of basic utilities such as multiplication, inversion and many more advanced tools such as computation of the Lipschitz norm of a deformation field. ANTS
programs may be called from the command line on almost any platform.
ANTs project site can be found at GitHub – ANTsX/ANTs: Advanced Normalization Tools (ANTs). Compilation Information can found at Compiling ANTs on Linux and Mac OS · ANTsX/ANTs Wiki · GitHub
ANTs can be not too difficult if you use their installation script found here
% mkdir /usr/local/ANTs % cd /usr/local/ANTs
% git clone https://github.com/cookpa/antsInstallExample.git
Once done, you should see in the ANTs directory
ANTs build install installANTs.sh
Inside ANTs, you can see the install directory where the bin and lib lies