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CLASS ndi.file.navigator

ndi.file.navigator - object class for accessing files on disk

Documentation for ndi.file.navigator
   doc ndi.file.navigator

Superclasses

ndi.ido, ndi.epoch.epochset.param, ndi.epoch.epochset, ndi.documentservice

Properties

Property Description
session The ndi.session to be examined (handle)
fileparameters The parameters for finding files (see ndi.file.navigator/SETFILEPARAMETERS)
epochprobemap_fileparameters The parameters for finding the epochprobemap files (see ndi.file.navigator/SETEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS)
identifier
epochprobemap_class

Methods

Method Description
addepochtag Add tag(s) for an epoch
buildepochgraph compute the epochgraph among epochs for an ndi.epoch.epochset object
buildepochtable Return an epoch table for ndi.file.navigator
cached_epochgraph return the cached epoch graph of an ndi.epoch.epochset object
cached_epochtable return the cached epochtable of an ndi.epoch.epochset object
defaultepochprobemapfilename return the default file name for the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem file for an epoch
epoch2str convert an epoch number or id to a string
epochclock return the ndi.time.clocktype objects for an epoch
epochgraph graph of the mapping and cost of converting time among epochs
epochid Get the epoch identifier for a particular epoch
epochidfilename return the file path for the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem file for an epoch
epochnodes return all epoch nodes from an ndi.epoch.epochset object
epochprobemapfilename return the file name for the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem file for an epoch
epochsetname the name of the ndi.epoch.epochset object, for EPOCHNODES
epochtable Return an epoch table that relates the current object's epochs to underlying epochs
epochtableentry return the entry of the EPOCHTABLE that corresonds to an EPOCHID
epochtagfilename return the file path for the tag file for an epoch
eq determines whether two ndi.file.navigator objects are equivalent
filematch_hashstring a computation to produce a (likely to be) unique string based on filematch
getcache return the NDI_CACHE and key for ndi.file.navigator
getepochfiles Return the file paths for one recording epoch
getepochfiles_number Return the file paths for one recording epoch
getepochprobemap Return the epoch record for a given ndi.epoch.epochset.param epoch number
getepochtag Get tag(s) from an epoch
id return the identifier of an ndi.ido object
issyncgraphroot should this object be a root in an ndi.time.syncgraph epoch graph?
matchedepochtable compare a hash number from an epochtable to the current version
navigator Create a new ndi.file.navigator object that is associated with an session and daqsystem
ndi_unique_id Generate a unique ID number for NDI projects
newdocument create an ndi.document that is based on an ndi.file.navigator object
numepochs Number of epochs of ndi.epoch.epochset
path Return the file path for the ndi.file.navigator object
removeepochtag Remove tag(s) for an epoch
resetepochtable clear an ndi.epoch.epochset epochtable in memory and force it to be re-read from disk
searchquery create a search query that will search for this object
selectfilegroups Return groups of files that will comprise epochs
setepochprobemap Sets the epoch record of a particular epoch
setepochprobemapfileparameters Set the epoch record fileparameters field of a ndi.file.navigator object
setepochtag Set tag(s) for an epoch
setfileparameters Set the fileparameters field of a ndi.file.navigator object
setsession set the SESSION for an ndi.file.navigator object
t0_t1 return the t0_t1 (beginning and end) epoch times for an epoch
underlyingepochnodes find all the underlying epochnodes of a given epochnode
verifyepochprobemap Verifies that an EPOCHPROBEMAP is appropriate for the ndi.epoch.epochset.param object

Methods help

addepochtag - Add tag(s) for an epoch

ADDEPOCHTAG(NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ, EPOCHNUMBER, TAG)

Tags are name/value pairs returned in the form of a structure array with fields 'name' and 'value'. These tags will be added to any tags in the epoch EPOCHNUMBER. If tags with the same names as those in TAG already exist, they will be overwritten. If there is no epoch EPOCHNUMBER, then an error is returned.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/addepochtag is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM


buildepochgraph - compute the epochgraph among epochs for an ndi.epoch.epochset object

[COST,MAPPING] = BUILDEPOCHGRAPH(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Compute the cost and the mapping among epochs in the EPOCHTABLE for an ndi.epoch.epochset object

COST is an MxM matrix where M is the number of EPOCHNODES. For example, if there is one epoch with clock types 'dev_local_time' and 'utc', then M is 2. Each entry COST(i,j) indicates whether there is a mapping between (epoch, clocktype) i to j. The cost of each transformation is normally 1 operation. MAPPING is the ndi.time.timemapping object that describes the mapping.

In the abstract class, the following NDI_CLOCKTYPEs, if they exist, are linked across epochs with a cost of 1 and a linear mapping rule with shift 1 and offset 0: 'utc' -> 'utc' 'utc' -> 'approx_utc' 'exp_global_time' -> 'exp_global_time' 'exp_global_time' -> 'approx_exp_global_time' 'dev_global_time' -> 'dev_global_time' 'dev_global_time' -> 'approx_dev_global_time'

See also: ndi.time.clocktype, ndi.time.clocktype/ndi.time.clocktype, ndi.time.timemapping, ndi.time.timemapping/ndi.time.timemapping, ndi.file.navigator/EPOCHNODES

Help for ndi.file.navigator/buildepochgraph is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


buildepochtable - Return an epoch table for ndi.file.navigator

ET = BUILDEPOCHTABLE(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

ET is a structure array with the following fields: Fieldname: | Description


'epoch_number' | The number of the epoch (may change) 'epoch_id' | The epoch ID code (will never change once established) | This uniquely specifies the epoch within the session. 'epoch_session_id' | The ID of the session that contains this epoch. 'epochprobemap' | The epochprobemap object from each epoch 'epoch_clock' | A cell array of ndi.time.clocktype objects that describe the type of clocks available 't0_t1' | A cell array of ordered pairs [t0 t1] that indicates, for each ndi.time.clocktype, the start and stop | time of this epoch. The time units of t0_t1{i} match epoch_clock{i}. 'underlying_epochs' | A structure array of the ndi.epoch.epochset objects that comprise these epochs. | It contains fields 'underlying', 'epoch_number', 'epoch_id', and 'epochprobemap' | 'underlying' contains the file list for each epoch; 'epoch_id' and 'epoch_number' | match those of NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ


cached_epochgraph - return the cached epoch graph of an ndi.epoch.epochset object

[COST,MAPPING] = CACHED_EPOCHGRAPH(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Return the cached version of the epoch graph, if it exists and is up-to-date (that is, the hash number from the EPOCHTABLE of NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ has not changed). If there is no cached version, or if it is not up-to-date, COST and MAPPING will be empty. If the cached epochgraph is present and not up-to-date, it is deleted.

See also: NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ/EPOCHGRAPH, NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ/BUILDEPOCHGRAPH

Help for ndi.file.navigator/cached_epochgraph is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


cached_epochtable - return the cached epochtable of an ndi.epoch.epochset object

[ET, HASHVALUE] = CACHED_EPOCHTABLE(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Return the cached version of the epochtable, if it exists, along with its HASHVALUE (a hash number generated from the table). If there is no cached version, ET and HASHVALUE will be empty.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/cached_epochtable is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


defaultepochprobemapfilename - return the default file name for the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem file for an epoch

ECFNAME = DEFAULTEPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, NUMBER)

Returns the default EPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME for the ndi.daq.system NDI_DEVICE_OBJ for epoch NUMBER. If there are no files in epoch NUMBER, an error is generated. NUMBER cannot be an epoch id.

In the base class, ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem data is stored as a hidden file in the same directory as the first epoch file. If the first file in the epoch file list is 'PATH/MYFILENAME.ext', then the default ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem data is stored as 'PATH/.MYFILENAME.ext.epochprobemap.ndi.'. This may be overridden if there is an EPOCHPROBEMAP_FILEPARAMETERS set.

See also: ndi.file.navigator/SETEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS


epoch2str - convert an epoch number or id to a string

S = EPOCH2STR(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, NUMBER)

Returns the epoch NUMBER in the form of a string. If it is a simple integer, then INT2STR is used to produce a string. If it is an epoch identifier string, then it is returned.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epoch2str is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochclock - return the ndi.time.clocktype objects for an epoch

EC = EPOCHCLOCK(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER)

Return the clock types available for this epoch as a cell array of ndi.time.clocktype objects (or sub-class members).

The abstract class always returns ndi.time.clocktype('no_time')

See also: ndi.time.clocktype, T0_T1

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epochclock is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochgraph - graph of the mapping and cost of converting time among epochs

[COST, MAPPING] = EPOCHGRAPH(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Compute the cost and the mapping among epochs in the EPOCHTABLE for an ndi.epoch.epochset object

COST is an MxM matrix where M is the number of ordered pairs of (epochs, clocktypes). For example, if there is one epoch with clock types 'dev_local_time' and 'utc', then M is 2. Each entry COST(i,j) indicates whether there is a mapping between (epoch, clocktype) i to j. The cost of each transformation is normally 1 operation. MAPPING is the ndi.time.timemapping object that describes the mapping.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epochgraph is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochid - Get the epoch identifier for a particular epoch

ID = EPOCHID (NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER)

Returns the epoch identifier string for the epoch EPOCH_NUMBER. If it doesn't exist, it is created.


epochidfilename - return the file path for the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem file for an epoch

ECFNAME = EPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, NUMBER)

Returns the EPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME for the ndi.daq.system NDI_DEVICE_OBJ for epoch NUMBER. If there are no files in epoch NUMBER, an error is generated.

In the base class, ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem data is stored as a hidden file in the same directory as the first epoch file. If the first file in the epoch file list is 'PATH/MYFILENAME.ext', then the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem data is stored as 'PATH/.MYFILENAME.ext.epochid.ndi.'.


epochnodes - return all epoch nodes from an ndi.epoch.epochset object

[NODES,UNDERLYINGNODES] = EPOCHNODES(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Return all EPOCHNODES for an ndi.epoch.epochset. EPOCHNODES consist of the following fields: Fieldname: | Description


'epoch_id' | The epoch ID code (will never change once established, though it may be deleted.) | This epoch ID uniquely specifies the epoch within the session. 'epoch_session_id' | The ID of the session that contains the epoch 'epochprobemap' | Any contents information for each epoch, usually of type ndi.epoch.epochprobemap or empty. 'epoch_clock' | A SINGLE ndi.time.clocktype entry that describes the clock type of this node. 't0_t1' | The times [t0 t1] of the beginning and end of the epoch in units of 'epoch_clock' 'underlying_epochs' | A structure array of the ndi.epoch.epochset objects that comprise these epochs. | It contains fields 'underlying', 'epoch_id', and 'epochprobemap' 'objectname' | A string containing the 'name' field of NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, if it exists. If there is no | 'name' field, then 'unknown' is used. 'objectclass' | The object class name of the NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ.

EPOCHNODES are related to EPOCHTABLE entries, except a) only 1 ndi.time.clocktype is permitted per epoch node. If an entry in epoch table contains multiple ndi.time.clocktype entries, then each one will have its own epoch node. This aids in the construction of the EPOCHGRAPH that helps the system map time from one epoch to another. b) EPOCHNODES contain identifying information (objectname and objectclass) to help in identifying the epoch nodes across ndi.epoch.epochset objects.

UNDERLYINGNODES are nodes that are directly linked to this ndi.epoch.epochset's node via 'underlying' epochs.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epochnodes is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochprobemapfilename - return the file name for the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem file for an epoch

ECFNAME = EPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, NUMBER)

Returns the EPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME for the ndi.file.navigator NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ for epoch NUMBER. If there are no files in epoch NUMBER, an error is generated. The file name is returned with a full path. NUMBER cannot be an epoch_id.

The file name is determined by examining if the user has specified any EPOCHPROBEMAP_FILEPARAMETERS; if not, then the DEFAULTEPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME is used.

See also: ndi.file.navigator/SETEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS, ndi.file.navigator/DEFAULTEPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME

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epochsetname - the name of the ndi.epoch.epochset object, for EPOCHNODES

NAME = EPOCHSETNAME(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Returns the object name that is used when creating epoch nodes.

If the class has a 'name' property, that property is used. Otherwise, 'unknown' is used.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epochsetname is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochtable - Return an epoch table that relates the current object's epochs to underlying epochs

[ET,HASHVALUE] = EPOCHTABLE(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

ET is a structure array with the following fields: Fieldname: | Description


'epoch_number' | The number of the epoch. The number may change as epochs are added and subtracted. 'epoch_id' | The epoch ID code (will never change once established, though it may be deleted.) | This epoch ID uniquely specifies the epoch. 'epoch_session_id' | The session ID that contains this epoch 'epochprobemap' | Any contents information for each epoch, usually of type ndi.epoch.epochprobemap or empty. 'epoch_clock' | A cell array of ndi.time.clocktype objects that describe the type of clocks available 't0_t1' | A cell array of ordered pairs [t0 t1] that indicates, for each ndi.time.clocktype, the start and stop | time of this epoch. The time units of t0_t1{i} match epoch_clock{i}. 'underlying_epochs' | A structure array of the ndi.epoch.epochset objects that comprise these epochs. | It contains fields 'underlying', 'epoch_number', 'epoch_id', and 'epochprobemap'

HASHVALUE is the hashed value of the epochtable. One can check to see if the epochtable has changed with ndi.epoch.epochset/MATCHEDEPOCHTABLE.

After it is read from disk once, the ET is stored in memory and is not re-read from disk unless the user calls ndi.epoch.epochset/RESETEPOCHTABLE.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epochtable is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochtableentry - return the entry of the EPOCHTABLE that corresonds to an EPOCHID

ET_ENTRY = EPOCHTABLEENTRY(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID)

Returns the EPOCHTABLE entry associated with the ndi.epoch.epochset object that corresponds to EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID, which can be the number of the epoch or the EPOCHID of the epoch.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/epochtableentry is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


epochtagfilename - return the file path for the tag file for an epoch

ETFNAME = EPOCHTAGFILENAME(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID)

Returns the tag file name for the ndi.file.navigator NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ for epoch EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID. EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID can be an epoch number or an epoch id. If there are no files in epoch EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID, an error is generated.

In the base class, ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem data is stored as a hidden file in the same directory as the first epoch file. If the first file in the epoch file list is 'PATH/MYFILENAME.ext', then the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem data is stored as 'PATH/.MYFILENAME.ext.[code].epochid.ndi.'.


eq - determines whether two ndi.file.navigator objects are equivalent

B = EQ(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ_A, NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ_B)

Returns 1 if the ndi.file.navigator objects are equivalent, and 0 otherwise. This equivalency does not depend on NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ_A and NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ_B are the same HANDLE objects. They can be equivalent and occupy different places in memory.


filematch_hashstring - a computation to produce a (likely to be) unique string based on filematch

FMSTR = FILEMATCH_HASHSTRING(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ)

Returns a string that is based on a hash function that is computed on the concatenated text of the 'filematch' field of the 'fileparameters' property.

Note: the function used is 'crc' (see PM_HASH)


getcache - return the NDI_CACHE and key for ndi.file.navigator

[CACHE,KEY] = GETCACHE(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ)

Returns the CACHE and KEY for the ndi.file.navigator object.

The CACHE is returned from the associated session. The KEY is the string 'filenavigator_' followed by the object's id.

See also: ndi.file.navigator


getepochfiles - Return the file paths for one recording epoch

[FULLPATHFILENAMES, EPOCHID] = GETEPOCHFILES(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID)

Return the file names or file paths associated with one recording epoch of of an NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ.

EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID can either be a number of an epoch to return, or an epoch identifier (epoch id).

Requesting multiple epochs simultaneously: EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID can also be an array of numbers, in which case a cell array of cell arrays is returned in FULLPATHFILENAMES, one entry per number in EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID. Further, EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID can be a cell array of strings of multiple epoch identifiers; in this case, a cell array of cell arrays is returned in FULLPATHFILENAMES.

Uses the FILEPARAMETERS (see ndi.file.navigator/SETFILEPARAMETERS) to identify recording epochs under the SESSION path.

See also: EPOCHID


getepochfiles_number - Return the file paths for one recording epoch

[FULLPATHFILENAMES] = GETEPOCHFILES_NUMBER(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER)

Return the file names or file paths associated with one recording epoch.

EPOCH_NUMBER must be a number or array of epoch numbers. EPOCH_NUMBER cannot be an EPOCH_ID. If EPOCH_NUMBER is an array, then a cell array of cell arrays is returned in FULLPATHFILENAMES.

Uses the FILEPARAMETERS (see ndi.file.navigator/SETFILEPARAMETERS) to identify recording epochs under the SESSION path.

See also: GETEPOCHFILES

developer note: possibility of caching this with some timeout developer note: this function exists so you can get the epoch files without calling epochtable, which also needs to get the epoch files; infinite recursion happens


getepochprobemap - Return the epoch record for a given ndi.epoch.epochset.param epoch number

EPOCHPROBEMAP = GETEPOCHPROBEMAP(NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ, N)

Inputs: NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ - the ndi.epoch.epochset.param object N - the epoch number or identifier

Output: EPOCHPROBEMAP - The epoch record information associated with epoch N for device with name DEVICENAME

Help for ndi.file.navigator/getepochprobemap is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM


getepochtag - Get tag(s) from an epoch

TAG = GETEPOCHTAG(NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ, EPOCHNUMBER)

Tags are name/value pairs returned in the form of a structure array with fields 'name' and 'value'. If there are no files in EPOCHNUMBER then an error is returned.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/getepochtag is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM


id - return the identifier of an ndi.ido object

IDENTIFIER = ID(NDI_ID_OBJ)

Returns the unique identifier of an ndi.ido object.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/id is inherited from superclass NDI.IDO


issyncgraphroot - should this object be a root in an ndi.time.syncgraph epoch graph?

B = ISSYNCGRAPHROOT(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

This function tells an ndi.time.syncgraph object whether it should continue adding the 'underlying' epochs to the graph, or whether it should stop at this level.

For ndi.epoch.epochset objects, this returns 1. For some object types (ndi.probe.*, for example) this will return 0 so that the underlying ndi.daq.system epochs are added.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/issyncgraphroot is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


matchedepochtable - compare a hash number from an epochtable to the current version

B = MATCHEDEPOCHTABLE(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, HASHVALUE)

Returns 1 if the current hashed value of the cached epochtable is identical to HASHVALUE. Otherwise, it returns 0.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/matchedepochtable is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


navigator - Create a new ndi.file.navigator object that is associated with an session and daqsystem

OBJ = ndi.file.navigator(SESSION, [ FILEPARAMETERS, EPOCHPROBEMAP_CLASS, EPOCHPROBEMAP_FILEPARAMETERS]) or OBJ = ndi.file.navigator(SESSION, NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_DOC_OBJ)

Creates a new ndi.file.navigator object that negotiates the data tree of daqsystem's data that is stored at the file path PATH.

Inputs: SESSION: an ndi.session Optional inputs: FILEPARAMETERS: the files that are recorded in each epoch of DEVICE in this data tree style (see ndi.file.navigator/SETFILEPARAMETERS for description) EPOCHPROBEMAP_CLASS: the class of epoch_record to be used; 'ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem' is used by default EPOCHPROBEMAP_FILEPARAMETERS: the file parameters to search for the epoch record file among the files present in each epoch (see ndi.file.navigator/SETEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS). By default, the file location specified in ndi.file.navigator/EPOCHPROBEMAPFILENAME is used

Output: OBJ - an ndi.file.navigator object

See also: ndi.session


ndi_unique_id - Generate a unique ID number for NDI projects

ID = NDI_UNIQUE_ID

Generates a unique ID character array based on the current time and a random number. It is a hexidecimal representation of the serial date number in UTC Leap Seconds time. The serial date number is the number of days since January 0, 0000 at 0:00:00. The integer portion of the date is the whole number of days and the fractional part of the date number is the fraction of days.

ID = [NUM2HEX(SERIAL_DATE_NUMBER) '_' NUM2HEX(RAND)]

See also: NUM2HEX, NOW, RAND

Help for ndi.file.navigator.ndi_unique_id is inherited from superclass NDI.IDO


newdocument - create an ndi.document that is based on an ndi.file.navigator object

NDI_DOCUMENT_OBJ = NEWDOCUMENT(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ)

Creates an ndi.document of type 'ndi_document_filenavigator.json'


numepochs - Number of epochs of ndi.epoch.epochset

N = NUMEPOCHS(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

Returns the number of epochs in the ndi.epoch.epochset object NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ.

See also: EPOCHTABLE

Help for ndi.file.navigator/numepochs is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


path - Return the file path for the ndi.file.navigator object

THEPATH = PATH(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ)

Returns the path of the ndi.session associated with the ndi.file.navigator object NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ.


removeepochtag - Remove tag(s) for an epoch

REMOVEEPOCHTAG(NDI_EPOCH_PARAM_OBJ, EPOCHNUMBER, NAME)

Tags are name/value pairs returned in the form of a structure array with fields 'name' and 'value'. Any tags with name 'NAME' will be removed from the tags in the epoch EPOCHNUMBER. tags in the epoch directory. If tags with the same names as those in TAG already exist, they will be overwritten. If there is no epoch EPOCHNUMBER, then an error is returned.

NAME can be a single string, or it can be a cell array of strings (which will result in the removal of multiple tags).

Help for ndi.file.navigator/removeepochtag is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM


resetepochtable - clear an ndi.epoch.epochset epochtable in memory and force it to be re-read from disk

NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ = RESETEPOCHTABLE(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ)

This function clears the internal cached memory of the epochtable, forcing it to be re-read from disk at the next request.

See also: ndi.file.navigator/EPOCHTABLE

Help for ndi.file.navigator/resetepochtable is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


searchquery - create a search query that will search for this object

SQ = SEARCHQUERY(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ)

Returns a database search query for this ndi.file.navigator object.


selectfilegroups - Return groups of files that will comprise epochs

EPOCHFILES = SELECTFILEGROUPS(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ)

Return the files that comprise epochs.

EPOCHFILES{n} will be a cell list of the files in epoch n.

For ndi.file.navigator, this simply uses the file matching parameters.

See also: ndi.file.navigator/SETFILEPARAMETERS


setepochprobemap - Sets the epoch record of a particular epoch

SETEPOCHPROBEMAP(NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ, EPOCHPROBEMAP, NUMBER, [OVERWRITE])

Sets or replaces the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem for NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ with EPOCHPROBEMAP for the epoch numbered NUMBER. If OVERWRITE is present and is 1, then any existing epoch record is overwritten. Otherwise, an error is given if there is an existing epoch record.

See also: ndi.daq.system, ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem

Help for ndi.file.navigator/setepochprobemap is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM


setepochprobemapfileparameters - Set the epoch record fileparameters field of a ndi.file.navigator object

NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ = SETEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, THEEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS)

THEEPOCHPROBEMAPFILEPARAMETERS is a string or cell list of strings that specifies the epoch record file. By default, if no parameters are specified, the epoch record file is located at: [EXP]/.ndi/device_name/epoch_NNNNNNNNN.ndierf, where [EXP] is the session's path.

However, one can pass search parameters that will search among all the file names returned by ndi.file.navigator/GETEPOCHS. The search parameter should be a regular expression or a set of regular expressions such as:

      Example: theepochprobemapfileparameters = '.*\.ext\>'
      Example: theepochprobemapfileparameters = {'myfile1.ext1', 'myfile2.ext2'}
      Example: theepochprobemapfileparameters = {'#.ext1',  'myfile#.ext2'} (# is the same, unknown string)

setepochtag - Set tag(s) for an epoch

SETEPOCHTAG(NDI_EPOCHSET_PARAM_OBJ, EPOCHNUMBER, TAG)

Tags are name/value pairs returned in the form of a structure array with fields 'name' and 'value'. These tags will replace any tags in the epoch directory. If there is no epoch EPOCHNUMBER, then an error is returned.

Help for ndi.file.navigator/setepochtag is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM


setfileparameters - Set the fileparameters field of a ndi.file.navigator object

NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ = SETFILEPARAMETERS(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, THEFILEPARAMETERS)

THEFILEPARAMETERS is a string or cell list of strings that specifies the files that comprise an epoch.

      Example: filematch = '.*\.ext\>'
      Example: filematch = {'myfile1.ext1', 'myfile2.ext2'}
      Example: filematch = {'#.ext1',  'myfile#.ext2'} (# is the same, unknown string)

Alternatively, THEFILEPARAMETERS can be delivered as a structure with the following fields: Fieldname: | Description


filematch | A string or cell list of strings that need to be matched | Regular expressions are allowed | Example: filematch = '.*.ext>' | Example: filematch = {'myfile1.ext1', 'myfile2.ext2'} | Example: filematch = {'#.ext1', 'myfile#.ext2'} (# is the same, unknown string)


setsession - set the SESSION for an ndi.file.navigator object

NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ = SETSESSION(NDI_FILENAVIGATOR_OBJ, SESSION)

Set the SESSION property of an ndi.file.navigator object


t0_t1 - return the t0_t1 (beginning and end) epoch times for an epoch

T0T1 = T0_T1(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, EPOCH_NUMBER)

Return the beginning (t0) and end (t1) times of the epoch EPOCH_NUMBER in the same units as the ndi.time.clocktype objects returned by EPOCHCLOCK.

The abstract class always returns {[NaN NaN]}.

See also: ndi.time.clocktype, EPOCHCLOCK

Help for ndi.file.navigator/t0_t1 is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


underlyingepochnodes - find all the underlying epochnodes of a given epochnode

[UNODES, COST, MAPPING] = UNDERLYINGEPOCHNODES(NDI_EPOCHSET_OBJ, EPOCHNODE)

Traverse the underlying nodes of a given EPOCHNODE until we get to the roots (an ndi.epoch.epochset object with ISSYNGRAPHROOT that returns 1).

Note that the EPOCHNODE itself is returned as the first 'underlying' node.

See also: ISSYNCGRAPHROOT

Help for ndi.file.navigator/underlyingepochnodes is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET


verifyepochprobemap - Verifies that an EPOCHPROBEMAP is appropriate for the ndi.epoch.epochset.param object

[B,MSG] = VERIFYEPOCHPROBEMAP(ndi.epoch.epochset.param, EPOCHPROBEMAP, EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID)

Examines the ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem EPOCHPROBEMAP and determines if it is valid for the given epoch number or epoch id EPOCH_NUMBER_OR_ID.

For the abstract class EPOCHPROBEMAP is always valid as long as EPOCHPROBEMAP is an ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem object.

If B is 0, then the error message is returned in MSG.

See also: ndi.daq.system, ndi.daq.metadata.epochprobemap_daqsystem

Help for ndi.file.navigator/verifyepochprobemap is inherited from superclass NDI.EPOCH.EPOCHSET.PARAM