|Review 1 of masked ICA (mICA) Toolbox on Feb 21, 2017|
|Version Reviewed: ||v1.14|
|Overall Ease vs. Functionality: |
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|Ratings/Long-term Prospects Comments: ||The mICA toolbox is a much needed implementation of masked ICA analyses using the FSL command suite. The toolbox includes single subject ICA, group ICA, atlases for masks and a reproducibility algorithm to determine the optimal # of components.
There are a few hurdles in using the software. All of the hotkeys are set to an emacs/linux style. It was also a bit of a challenge to execute the binaries independently of the GUI. I had to go in and edit the source code that checks for the presence of the mICA bin path environmental variable before I could call the individual commands from the terminal.
A few things would make this tool even better:
It would be great if the tool could pick up where a command left off rather than always overwrite the output directory. Estimate time of completion and a bit more integration with parallel processing tools would go a long way to figuring out the best configuration for your analysis. |