The following documentation resources are available at the current time:

  • Installing SimpleITK from downloaded binaries or building it yourself is described on the project's read-the-docs page (

  • Doxygen generated documentation for the latest SimpleITK Release: SimpleITK 1.2.0 Documentation. These pages contain extensive descriptions of the toolkit's object oriented and procedural interfaces. Additionaly, the documentation describes the inheritance, methods, object collaboration, and brief use case examples.

  • SimpleITK Jupyter Notebooks illustrating the use of SimpleITK for educational and research purposes in the Python and R programming languages. Useful for learning SimpleITK, teaching image analysis and as a starting point for your own research activities.

  • SimpleITK Examples, part of the toolkit's source code repository.

  • Material from SimpleITK tutorials is available online:

    • IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2018, Washington, DC, USA (GitHub repository).
    • SPIE Medical Imaging 2018, Houston TX, USA (GitHub repository).
    • SPIE Medical Imaging 2016, San Diego, USA (GitHub repository).
    • Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2015, Munich, Germany (GitHub repository).
    • ImageJ User & Developer Conference 2015, Madison, WI, USA (GitHub repository).
    • Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2011, Toronto, Canada (GitHub repository).
  • The SimpleITK organization on Github hosts a variety of additional git repositories related to SimpleITK.

  • The original SimpleITK community WIKI which is in the process of transitioning to read-the-docs.

  • The book Mastering CMake, ISBN 1-930934-09-2, by Ken Martin and Bill Hoffman and published by Kitware. This book describes in detail how to use CMake. It is not specific to the SimpleITK project, but can help you with general CMake questions and help you use SimpleITK more effectively in your own work.

  • The Kitware Source is a quarterly newsletter for developers designed to deliver detailed technical articles, information on recent releases and upcoming changes related to Kitware's open source products. This includes information on SimpleITK. Click here for a compendium of ITK related articles that have appeared in the Source. Source subscriptions are free. To be added to our mailing list, please contact the editor at, be sure to include your full name and postal mailing address in the email.