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7.2.30. nilearn.datasets.get_data_dirs


Returns the directories in which nilearn looks for data.

This is typically useful for the end-user to check where the data is downloaded and stored.


data_dir: string, optional

Path of the data directory. Used to force data storage in a specified location. Default: None


paths: list of strings

Paths of the dataset directories.


This function retrieves the datasets directories using the following priority : 1. defaults system paths 2. the keyword argument data_dir 3. the global environment variable NILEARN_SHARED_DATA 4. the user environment variable NILEARN_DATA 5. nilearn_data in the user home folder