Thanks for your comments John. I took my computer home and followed
your suggestion by emptying all the files and folders from the working
directory (there were only the ones required for the MoAE) and then
the file specification worked fine. So I recopied all the files and
folders back to the working directory and it still worked! I think
maybe the problem was solved by restarting my computer when I took it
home. Perhaps some process was interfering with SPM/Matlab's file
selector? But I appreciate the help you offered.
On 10/10/2008, at 9:32 PM, John Ashburner wrote:
> I'm generally becoming more reluctant to answer newbie questions
> (because I
> tend to be bombarded off-list by emails of the "thanks for answering
> question, but now I have several more" kind), but this one has been
> formulated in terms of describing the SPM version, the updates that
> installed and the fact that you have looked through the manual and
> are trying
> out the example data sets.
> The problem sounds like the file selector hanging for some reason.
> It is
> producing the figure, but not getting as far as drawing the various
> Is it possible that there is a seriously large number of scans in the
> directory, and maybe it is taking a very long time to list them
> all? Other
> than that, I can't see what the cause of the problem would be.
> Try changing to another directory (possibly with fewer files) and
> typing the
> If this doesn't work, then I'll need to have a bit of a think.
> Best regards,
> On Friday 10 October 2008 08:51, Richard Morris wrote:
>> Dear SPMers,
>> I'm a newbie and I've just installed SPM5 and the update (1782) on my
>> intel mac (10.5.5), and I'm going through the practice data set
>> but there is a problem. After selecting New Realign:Estimate and
>> Reslice, and opening a new session, I try to specify files but SPM/
>> Matlab just brings up a grey window titled Session. And nothing else
>> seems to happen. I'm expecting to see the SPM file selector window.
>> Have I made a mistake in the installation? Or is there something I'm
>> Thanks for helping out . .
>> Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
>> Randwick NSW 2031