Documentation for probeinterface
A Python package to handle the layout, geometry, and wiring of silicon probes for extracellular electrophysiology experiments. Goals Make a lightweight package to handle: • probe contact geometry (both 2D and 3D layouts) • probe shape (contour of the probe, shape of channel contact, …) • probe wiring to device (the physical layout often doesn’t match the channel ordering) • combining several probes into a device with global geometry + global wiring • exporting probe geometry data into JSON files • loading existing probe geometry files (Neuronexus, imec, Cambridge Neurotech…) Started here Bonus: • optional plotting (based on matplotlib) • load/save geometry using common formats (PRB, CSV, NWB, …) • handle SI length units correctly um/mm/… Target users/project: • spikeinterface team: integrate this into spikeextractor for channel location • neo team: handle array_annotations for AnalogSignal • spikeforest team: use this package for plotting probe activity • phy team: integrate for probe display • spyking-circus team: handle probe with this package • kilosort team: handle probe with this package • tridesclous team: handle probe with this package • open ephys team: automatically generate channel map configuration files
You can contact the maintainers of this package via email at
python-probeinterface dash maintainers at fedoraproject dot org.