Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Hi all,
Besides the information provided in the Courses, there were still lots of questions about resting-state fMRI data processing. Here we'd like to build a FAQ section for your convenience. However, the FAQ is just started and will be developed gradually.
1. What are the toolboxes needed for DPABI/DPARSF?
A: DPABI/DPARSF works well with MATLAB and Statistics Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox and Signal Processing Toolbox. In addition, Parallel Computing Toolbox is needed if the users want to process multiple subjects in parallel computing mode.
2. How to solve the problem of “out of memory”?
A: Please refer to
3. What’s the ROI information of the templates provided in DPARSF?
4. Why the data after nuisance regression looks so strange (distorted)?
5. How to compare a single case with a group of controls?
6. Does the part "Reorienting T1 Image Interactively for XXX" require any input from the user?
7. What’s the input for smoothness estimation?
8. What’s the option of “IsTwoTailed” in GRF correction?

9. How to convert from voxel index to MNI coordinates and vice versa?
A: Please refer to
10. Why linear trend should be removed before filtering?
A: Please refer to
11. Why "calling other os commands from MATLAB" choke the processing, e.g., dcm2nii?
A: Please refer to



错误使用 palm_takeargs (line 1133)

Unknown option: "Z:\data\rest\Hippocampus_FC\dpabi_analysis\349r\TFCE\Temp\Design.csv"

出错 palm_core (line 33)

[opts,plm] = palm_takeargs(varargin{:});

出错 palm (line 81)


出错 y_GroupAnalysis_PermutationTest_Image (line 102)


出错 y_Correlation_Image (line 74)


    出错 DPABI_STAT_TOOL>ComputeButton_Callback (line 536)

        y_Correlation_Image(S, SeedSeries, OutputName, MaskFile, ImageCell, TextCell, PALMSettings);

出错 gui_mainfcn (line 95)


出错 DPABI_STAT_TOOL (line 42)

    gui_mainfcn(gui_State, varargin{:});

出错 @(hObject,eventdata)DPABI_STAT_TOOL('ComputeButton_Callback',hObject,eventdata,guidata(hObject))



Error while evaluating uicontrol Callback




<div>Chris Rorden's dcm2niiX version v1.0.20200331 &nbsp;(JP2:OpenJPEG) (JP-LS:CharLS) MSC1900 (64-bit Windows)&nbsp;</div><div>Warning: only processing last of 3 input files (recompile with 'myEnableMultipleInputs' to recursively process multiple files)&nbsp;</div><div>Error: Input folder invalid: stimulation\FunRaw\Sub_045\GUO_QINGQING.MR.SUS_HEAD.0011.0001.2020.;</div><div>Converting Functional Images:Sub_045 OK</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>严老师您好!我想请教下您,我为什么用dipabi 在第一步就报错 ,dicom 文件没法转成nifti 文件 FunImg文件夹为空,请指点!</div>

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