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NAME

naptosai - NAP to SAI format conversion.

CONTENTS

Syntax
Description
Examples
Bugs
Copyright

SYNTAX

naptosai [arguments] [file]

DESCRIPTION

The program expects to read an AIM header, and interprets input as one large frame in column-wise format (eg output from genbmm, gennap, etc.), to be divided into input frames according to the given options. Each frame is output in row-wise format (eg as if output from gensai).

The options "start" and "length" specify the input file. The special option value length=max specifies all the input file from the given start to its end. The options "width" and "frstep" specify the framing. The width option is the width of each frame and the frstep option is the frameshift between successive frames in the input file. The special option value width=max specifies the input framewidth as equal to the given input file length, (and if this is also "max", then the input framewidth is the remainder of the input file). If frstep=0, then the output is one frame of given width from the given start of the input file. For example, use naptosai with width=max and frstep=0 to produce one SAI frame the same size as the input NAP.

A new header is constructed, and most options in the input header are copied to the output header. Some parts of the header are changed for the output format: (frames, frameshift, framewidth, frameheight, framebytes).

EXAMPLES

1. To convert a nap or a bmm output to a single frame of sai output:

gennap length=64 output=stdout file | naptosai width=32ms frstep=0 > file.sai gensai top=1000 useprevious=on file

genbmm output=stdout file | naptosai > file.sai gensai bottom=-100 useprevious=on file

This uses special case of zero frstep to generate one frame of output with the given width. The default width is the given length, and the default length is the remainder of the input file. If the width=length, then the frstep is zero by default, and therefore the default process, (ie with no arguments), converts the whole of the input to a single SAI frame.

Note, certain display parameters have different default values for different applications. The SAI display parameters should be set to the appropriate values, in order to plot the SAI on the same scale. For example:

When the source application is NAP, set gensai top=1000 When the source application is BMM, set gensai bottom=-100

2. To convert a nap output to multiple frames of sai output:

gennap length=40 output=stdout file | naptosai width=32ms frstep=0.2ms > file.sai gensai top=1000 useprevious=on file

The sai output can be plotted as a spiral, but it is best to set the display parameters as follows:

gennap length=40 output=stdout dencf=1 width=500 height=500 file | naptosai width=32ms frstep=0.2ms > file.sai genspl useprevious=on pensize=2 file

3. To convert a nap output to a sai format bitmap, to display an animated stream:

gennap length=40 output=stdout file | naptosai width=32ms frstep=0.2ms > file.sai gensai top=1000 useprevious=on bitmap=on file review file

The same can be done for the spiral display:

gennap length=40 output=stdout dencf=1 width=500 height=500 file | naptosai width=32ms frstep=0.2ms > file.sai genspl useprevious=on pensize=2 bitmap=on file review file

The plots show the nap moving though 8ms (40-32), in steps of 0.2ms, first in rectangular display, then in spiral-mapped display.

BUGS

None yet.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) Applied Psychology Unit, Medical Research Council, 1995

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software without fee is hereby granted for research purposes, provided that this copyright notice appears in all copies and in all supporting documentation, and that the software is not redistributed for any fee (except for a nominal shipping charge). Anyone wanting to incorporate all or part of this software in a commercial product must obtain a license from the Medical Research Council.

The MRC makes no representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

THE MRC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE A.P.U. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.


SunOS 5.6 NAPTOSAI (1) 14 September 1993
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