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1. Introduction / Installing Sombrero

Sombrero is available for download here. The software needs very little installation. The Sombrero program itself should be ready to run if your system is supported. If not, email me (shaun.mahony(AT) and I'll do my best to provide you with a working version of the software. The two supporting scripts that are distributed with Sombrero (i.e. the background model generator and the results viewer) require that Perl (with the Tk module) is installed on your computer. If you are a Unix or Linux user, then you probably don't have to worry about this. If you are a Windows user, you can download Perl from here.

Sombrero is still very much a work in progress, so if you use the software, please give us some feedback on the experience and report any bugs. Finally, don't forget to acknowledge Sombrero in your publications!

Contact Details:

Shaun Mahony,
National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science,
NUI Galway,
Galway, Ireland

Phone: +353 91 524411 extn: 3849
Fax: +353 91 750596
e-mail: shaun.mahony(AT)

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Department of Information Technology,
National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0)91 524411 ext 3549, E-mail: aaron.golden(AT)