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Signal scripts

Examples of Method

Process a batch of files similarly
BatchProcess.sgs (09/19)


This is a skeleton script that can be easily modified to do the same thing to all cfs files (or a subset of cfs files) in a selected directory - for example setting up active cursors.

Write frame data to the log window


The script writes frame information to a log window, a simple demonstration of accessing frame information and output to the log window.

Compare data from two files


This script can be used to compare two data files. As it stands, it performs a few simple checks on the two files to determine whether their contents are the same, but it could be modified to allow you to modify the data contained in the two files, instead of simply comparing it.

Design of complex interactive dialog boxes
DlgDesign.sgs (06/05)


This script allows you to create complex Signal script dialogs without writing code. You can add, delete, move and edit dialog items interactively by pressing toolbar buttons and using keyboard shortcuts. You can create dialogs with up to 20 user-defined buttons, up to 40 items of other types and up to 200 text prompts. When you have finished designing your dialog, the script prints out the required code so that you can copy and paste it into your script.

This script requires Signal v3 or higher.

Print a specified subset of frames
PrintFrames.sgs (05/10)


This script will print the specified frames and time range selected by the user. When the script is run, it prompts you to open a file and set up the view ready to print. You can then specify which frames should be included.

This script requires Signal v2.16 or higher.

Read Magstim parameters from a data file
FrameVariables.sgs (05/10)


This script reads back Magstim or other auxiliary device parameters that are stored as frame variables in a data file during sampling. This example prints a list of the variables for each frame to the Log window, but could easily be modified to print specific variable values to a trend plot, for example. A suitable example data file, MEPexample.cfs, is included in the .Zip file.

This script requires Signal v2.16 or higher.

Area over a user-defined baseline
AreaOverBaseline.sgs (05/10)


This script is an example of using an idle routine to update measurements based on changes in a cursor position. It allows the user to position a horizontal cursor at a baseline and two vertical cursors around the area to measure. The area over baseline measurement is then displayed in the toolbar and updated whenever the baseline or start and end position cursors are adjusted.

This script requires Signal v2.16 or higher.

Some of these scripts have come from users rather than the CED team. If you have a script that you would like to offer to fellow users via this page, please tell Tim Bergel. We provide some scripts for Spike2 too.

These scripts are stored as WinZip files, myscript.zip, except where they are shown as signal\scripts\myscript.sgs. Those latter files were installed with Signal and signal stands for the directory in which you installed Signal. See the summaries by clicking on the description in the side menu. Then you can down-load them by clicking on the filename.

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