NeuroMatic, data analysis and acquisition software

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Acquisition Notes and Log



Notes

Notes Table – above is a snapshot of NeuroMatic’s Notes Table, generated by selecting the Edit All button on the File Tab. The Notes Table displays all of the numeric and string variables currently defined. If a variable is numeric, its value will appear in the NumValue column; if it’s a string, its value will appear in the StrValue column. You can edit the values as if you were editing an Igor table. Values will be updated once you de-select the Notes Table. To create a new note variable, enter a new variable name in an empty row, followed by either a numeric or a string value. Header variables should begin with the prefix “H_”, while file variables should begin with the prefix “F_” (see below). If you enter a name without a prefix, it will be defined as a file variable by default. To delete a note variable, delete the variable’s name from the table. Notes should be entered before selecting Record.

Header Notes – these variables pertain to your experiment as a whole and remain constant. They begin with the prefix “H_”. Three header string variables are defined by default: H_Name, H_Lab and H_Title. These strings can be edited in either the Notes Table or on the File Tab.

File Notes – these variables pertain to individual files and are nulled after each recording. They begin with the prefix “F_”. For example, if you are measuring your access resistance and cell capacitance throughout your experiment, you can define variables F_Ra and F_Cm to hold these values. Before selecting Record, you would enter the values for F_Ra and F_Cm into the Notes Table. Five file string variables are defined by default: F_Folder (folder name), F_Stim(stim name), F_Tbgn (time begin), F_Tend (time end) and F_ExtFile (saved file name). These strings are updated automatically by NeuroMatic and therefore do not appear in the Notes Table (but do appear in the Log Table and Notebook as described below).

Note – to make a general note, select the Note button beside the Record button, or use the hot key ctrl+6. Your note will appear at the bottom of the Notes Table with the current time. Note strings are file variables that begin with the prefix “F_Note”. Notes should be made before selecting Record.

Notes Folder – note variables are saved in the folder root:Packages:Notes. After selecting Record, a copy of this folder is placed in the current NeuroMatic data folder. Hence, note variables will be saved with each of your data files. A copy of the Notes Folder is also placed in the current log directory, which is then used in the generation of a Log Table or Notebook.


Log

Log Folder – this folder resides in the root:Log folder and begins with the folder prefix name defined on the File Tab. For example, the log folder might be named nm05Sep08c0_log0. Within the log folder resides a copy of each Notes Folder created for each sequence recording. The Log Folder is saved automatically to an external file if the auto save checkbox on the File Tab is checked true. To open a previously saved Log Folder, select the menu item (NeuroMatic > Data Folder > Open).

Log Table and Notebook – the log folder can be displayed as either a Table or a Notebook using the popup control on the File Tab.


Misc ||| Home | Install | Links | Release Notes |||

Analysis ||| Basics | Data / Folders | Sets | Groups | Graphs | Main | Stats | Spike | Event | Fit | MyTab | Macros | Configs |||

Acquisition ||| Clamp | File | Notes / Log | Folders | Board | Stims | Stim Misc | Stim Time | Stim Board | Stim Pulse | Analysis | Configs |||


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