Spike sorting and ephys data analysis for 1000 channels and beyond
# phy project
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[phy](https://github.com/kwikteam/phy) is an open source neurophysiological data analysis package in Python. It provides features for sorting, analyzing, and visualizing extracellular recordings made with high-density multielectrode arrays containing hundreds to thousands of recording sites.
phy contains the following subpackages:
phy targets developers and doesn’t provide any I/O code. It only provides Python routines to process and visualize data.
The [phy-contrib](https://github.com/kwikteam/phy-contrib) repo contains a set of plugins with integrated GUIs that work with dedicated automatic clustering software. Currently it provides:
Note: the installation instructions will be simplified soon.
Make sure that you have [miniconda](http://conda.pydata.org/miniconda.html) installed. You can choose the Python 3.5 64-bit version for your operating system (Linux, Windows, or OS X).
Download the [environment file](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kwikteam/phy/master/installer/environment.yml).
Open a terminal (on Windows, \(cmd\), not Powershell) in the directory where you saved the file and type:
`bash conda env create -n phy source activate phy # omit the `source` on Windows pip install phy phycontrib `
Done! Now, to use phy, you have to first type \(source activate phy\) in a terminal (omit the \(source\) on Windows), and then call \(phy\).
### Updating the software
To get the latest version of the software, open a terminal and type:
` source activate phy # omit the `source` on Windows pip install phy phycontrib --upgrade `
phy is developed by [Cyrille Rossant](http://cyrille.rossant.net), [Shabnam Kadir](https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=SKADI56), [Dan Goodman](http://thesamovar.net/), [Max Hunter](https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=MLDHU99), and [Kenneth Harris](https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=KDHAR02), in the [Cortexlab](https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cortexlab), University College London.
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