Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about AnyWave. If you don't have an answer to your question reading the Documentation, you may find useful information here.
AnyWave can read and/or write to different file formats depending on the available plug-ins.
|4D neuroimaging||MEG/EEG||No extension|
AnyWave can export to the following formats:
|MATLAB||all modalities||*.mat (see documentation below)|
This is a simple file format used mostly to exchange data between different software.
Here is a complete documentation of the ADES file format
A new plugin allows AnyWave to export data into a MATLAB file.
Here is a complete documentation about what you will find inside the MATLAB file when exporting data.
The application is designed to be modular by using plug-ins.
Some plugins are provided with the application when installing:
- File read/export plugins.
- Data Processing plugins like h²/r² correlations, Time/Frequency using wavelet, markers tools.
AnyWave also supports MATLAB/Python plugins.
How to install a plug-in
The user may add custom plug-ins to AnyWave. Depending on the plug-in type (MATLAB, Python or Native) the location where to put the plug-in may vary.
We strongly recommend NOT to add plug-ins in the Application directory, as it may require administrative privileges and it also make the plug-ins available to all users on the computer.
Place native plugins (*.dll *.so *.dylib) on the following folder depending of your platform:
- Windows: the folder is created in Documents\AnyWave\Plugins.
- Mac: the folder is created in /Users/johndoe/AnyWave/Plugins.
- Linux: the folder if created in /home/johndoe/AnyWave/Plugins.
Place MATLAB plugins on the following folder depending of your platform:
- Windows : the folder is created in Documents\AnyWave\Plugins\MATLAB.
- Mac: the folder is created in /Users/johndoe/AnyWave/Plugins/MATLAB.
- Linux: the folder if created in /home/johndoe/AnyWave/Plugins/MATLAB.
Place Python plugins on the following folder depending of your platform:
- Windows: the folder is created in Documents\AnyWave\Plugins\Python .
- Mac: the folder is created in /Users/johndoe/AnyWave/Plugins/Python .
- Linux: the folder if created in /home/johndoe/AnyWave/Plugins/Python .
Configure AnyWave for MATLAB compiled plugins
The last releases of MATLAB compiled plugins require the MATLAB 2018b runtime on Windows and MATLAB 2020a runtime on Mac.
- Install the required MATLAB runtime for you platform (See the mathworks website to download and install the runtime)
- Configure AnyWave to use the correct version of the runtime (Mac and Linux only) :
The path on Mac should be something close to /Applications/MATLAB_Runtime/v98
The path on Linux should be something close to /usr/local/MATLAB/MATLAB_Runtime/v95
Set the path to the MATLAB runtime in the AnyWave preferences UI then restart AnyWave.
Configure AnyWave for MATLAB scripted plugins
MATLAB plug-ins can be distributed as MATLAB .m files and thus require that MATLAB is available on the computer.
AnyWave will call the MATLAB execution engine to run those files.
Some processes can be executed in batch mode, using the command line.
See this section Command Line Options for more details.
List of process that can be executed in batch mode:
Command line options
AnyWave can also be launched using the command line. This will prevent any GUI to pop up on the screen.
In this mode, you will be able to batch some operations, like converting files to another format or BIDSify some file.
See this section Command Line Options
The BIDS support is under development, but there is a command line feature that can be used to launch AnyWave without any GUI and
ask it to convert a SEEG file into a BIDS compatible format and place it to a specified folder.
--toBIDS indicates we want to convert a file to BIDS.
--bids_modality <ieeg|meg> specify what the file to convert contains (ieeg, meg).REQUIRED
--bids_sub <subject> BIDS subject REQUIRED
--bids_task <task> BIDS task REQUIRED
--bids_run <run> BIDS run index (optional)
--bids_acq <acq> BIDS acquisition (optional)
--bids_proc <proc> process (optional)
--bids_output <sidecars|all> (sidecars : only generates .json and .tsv files. all: full conversion)
--bids_ses <session> BIDS session (optional)
--bids_format <edf | vhdr> (optional)
When converting MEG data, user input_folder not input_file option.
Some MEG formats consists of several files in a folder, so the BIDS conversion will produce also a folder.
Convert a file data.eeg containing SEEG recordings to BIDS for subject JohnDoe.
anywave --toBIDS --bids_modality ieeg --input_file d:\data\data.eeg --output_dir d:\data\BIDS --bids_format vhdr --bids_sub johndoe --bids_task rest
Convert a MEG data file (4DNI) to BIDS for subject JohnDoe.
The run number must be specified.
anywave --toBIDS --bids_modality meg --input_dir d:\data\MEG\run1 --output_dir d:\data\BIDS --bids_sub johndoe --bids_task rest --bids_run 01
Convert a MEG data file (Elekta) to BIDS for subject JohnDoe.
As everything is stored in one file (.fif), no need here to specify a run number (but you can).
However, the input is still a folder, so specifiy the folder in which the fif file is located.
anywave --toBIDS --bids_modality meg --input_dir d:\data\MEG --output_dir d:\data\BIDS --bids_sub johndoe --bids_task rest
Every time an operation is launched, a log file is created by AnyWave.
This is also the case for command line execution.
Depending on your platform, the log files are located in the following folder:
- Windows: \Documents\AnyWave\Log
- Mac: /Users/johndoe/AnyWave/Log
- Linux: /home/johndoe/AnyWave/Log