Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September 2013.
Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistrasse 52, D - 20246 Hamburg, Germany
N55,Campus Lehre,room 210/11
The first hands-on can be skipped by people that already have been using FieldTrip. It is meant to get everyone at the same level and to make sure that everyone is comfortable with processing their own data.
We will use the online tutorials on the wiki, but in principle you will be working on your own data.
For the hands-on sessions you have to start MATLAB. To ensure that everything runs smooth, we will work with a clean and well-tested version of fieldtrip that is distributed on a USB stick, rather than the older version you might already have installed. Furthermore, the tutorial data will also be distributed on the USB stick.
If you want to download it in advance, please go to ftp://ftp.fieldtriptoolbox.org/pub/fieldtrip and get
After copying all files to your computer and unzipping then, you start MATLAB. To ensure that the right version of fieldtrip is used, and not another version (such as the one included in SPM or EEGLAB), you type in the MATLAB command window
restoredefaultpath cd path_to_directory/fieldtrip-xxxxxxxx addpath(pwd) ft_defaults
Please do NOT add fieldtrip with all subdirectories, subdirectories will be added automatically when needed, but only when needed.
The restoredefaultpath command clears your path, keeping only the official MATLAB toolboxes. The addpath(pwd) statement adds the present working directory, i.e. the directory containing the fieldtrip main funcctions. The ft_defaults command ensures that all required subdirectories are added to the path.
If you get the error “can't find the command ft_defaults” you should check the present working directory.
After installing fieldtrip to your path, you change into the data directory