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Multi Channel DataManager

 

The following input / output formats are currently supported.

Software Input Streams

HDF5

(Matlab, Python, etc.)

NEX

(Neuroexplorer)

CED

(Spike2)

ASCII
Multi Channel Experimenter Electrode raw data + + + +
Analog raw data + + + +
Digital raw data + - - +
Filtered data + + - +
Spike time stamps + + + +
Spike cutouts + + + +
MC_Rack Electrode raw data + + + +
Analog raw data + + + +
Digital raw data + - - +
Filtered data + + - +
Spike time stamps + + + +
Spike cutouts + + + +
Cardio2D All data + - - -
Multiwell-Screen Electrode raw data + + + +
Analog raw data + + + +
Digital raw data + + + +
Spike cutouts / sweeps + + + -
CMOS-MEA-Control Frame data + - - -
Analog raw data + - - -
Digital raw data + - - -

 

Format Description

HDF5

The HDF5 (.h5) output format is supported by many different tools, among them Matlab, Python and the R project.
For Matlab and Python we provide specialized wrapper modules for handling the MCS data (HDF5 Matlab Tools or PyData Tools). With these it is very easy to process the recorded data and meta data. For Matlab users this is the recommended approach because the Matlab code is simpler and reading the data is way faster than the deprecated way using Neuroshare.

Nex

Nex (.nex) is the native data format for NeuroExplorer which is the recommended approach for analyzing spike data.

CED

CED (.smr) is the data document format for the Spike2 software.

ASCII

Data is exported as clear text in the .csv file format. It can be processed by any software as there is no compression of the data.

 

 

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