The following documentation resources are available at the current time:

  • The Getting Started ( guide provides introductory information on installing from downloading binaries and building SimpleITK from the source.

  • Doxygen generated documentation for the latest SimpleITK Release: SimpleITK 1.0.0 Documentation. These pages contain extensive descriptions describing inheritance, methods, object collaboration, and brief examples for the SimpleITK version 1.0.0 release

  • SimpleITK Notebooks are examples and tutorials on how to use SimpleITK from IPython Notebooks with numpy and matplotlib.

  • Tutorial Material includes presentations used for tutorials presented in conferences such as MICCAI 2011.

  • 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 ProGit Book by Scott Chacon describes in detail how to use Git, the revision control system used to develope SimpleITK.

  • The SimpleITK Community WIKI page is an open space for exchanging information and experiences about ITK.

  • 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.



A number of resources are available to learn more about SimpleITK:


A great way to learn about SimpleITK is to see how it's used. There are two places to find SimpleITK applications:
  1. The SimpleITK/Examples/ source code examples distributed with ITK. The source code is available and it is heavily commented.
  2. The testing directories distributed with SimpleITK are simple, mainly undocumented examples of how to use the code.