2013 Summer Project Week:Optimizing start time of slicer

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Key Investigators

  • Kitware: Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin
  • Isomics: Steve Pieper


Develop strategies and possibly implementations for speeding up slicer startup time.

Approach, Plan

  • Come up with a concrete definition of what time we are trying to optimize. Options:
    • how long before images appear when slicer is started with data file on command line
    • how long after double-clicking does the interface appear?
    • how long before it responds to clicks?
    • how long before all modules are available?
  • Consider usage scenarios
    • windows/linux/mac
    • developer vs. release build
    • visualization only mode vs full analysis mode (maybe start quickly in vis mode and load analysis tools in background)
  • Consider experiments and earlier discussions
  • Develop a framework to quantify current and alternate timings


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To do:

Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NA-MIC Kit as core slicer functionality