From complete beginners to experienced programmers, everybody can benefit from the built-in script language. Even simple automation of repetitive tasks with known parameters can save hours or even days of tedious analysis. Advanced scripts can provide complete experiment control with on-line application of original algorithms to sampled data in real-time - see a video demonstration
The script language allows you to generate your own interface, and there is a macro recording facility to provide a starting point for new scripts. The script language also includes data manipulation tools such as multi-dimensional arrays and matrix functions.
CED maintains a library of example scripts for a wide range of common and specialised applications. If the scripts included with the Signal software or those available from our web site do not fulfil your exact requirements, please contact us to discuss the available options. These include modification of existing scripts and a dedicated script-writing service.
The script editor in Signal contains a number of features to aid you in writing scripts to automate or customise analysis. This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the script editor.
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CED, through this site, does two things that relate to privacy. We would like to explain them.
We offer free down-loads of many files on our site, from test programs to complete install files for updated versions of major packages like Spike2 and Signal.
When customers wish to take a down-load of a major package, we ask a few questions, including their name, email address, the serial number of the software for which they seek an upgrade and whether they would like an automatic email whenever we update the product. This information is emailed back to CED when they access the final down-load screen. Within this email, your browser transmits the type and version of browser you are using, and the screen resolution you are running.
The reasons why we take and keep this information are that it is useful for our software development team to know who has taken the latest versions, and it is useful for our web site development team to know which browsers people are using to view our site, and what resolution they have their screens set to.
When people down-load a major package, we try to write a cookie, a small file in your computer, that records your name, serial number of the software package, and the version you are down-loading. These files have a lifetime of one year.
The reasons for storing this information are firstly that if you ask for another down-load some other time, your details are read from the cookie and are pre-written into the form, to save you looking them up again. The other reason is that next time you access our site, your browser looks through your CED cookies and compares the versions down-loaded with the latest version numbers read from our site. If there is a later version of a product you have already down-loaded, we tell you on the home page screen, so you know that it is worth going to the down-load page again.
None of this information is ever given to anyone outside CED. ×