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Spike sorting and ephys data analysis for 1000 channels and beyond

Project Description

# phy project

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[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.

## Overview

phy contains the following subpackages:

  • phy.cluster.manual: an API for manual sorting, used to create graphical interfaces for neurophysiological data
  • phy.gui: a generic API for creating desktop applications with PyQt.
  • phy.plot: a generic API for creating high-performance plots with VisPy (using the graphics processor via OpenGL)

phy targets developers and doesn’t provide any I/O code. It only provides Python routines to process and visualize data.

## phy-contrib

The [phy-contrib]( repo contains a set of plugins with integrated GUIs that work with dedicated automatic clustering software. Currently it provides:

  • KwikGUI: a manual sorting GUI that works with data processed with [klusta](, an automatic clustering package.
  • TemplateGUI: a manual sorting GUI that works with data processed with Spyking Circus and KiloSort (not released yet), which are template-matching-based spike sorting algorithms.

## Installation

Note: the installation instructions will be simplified soon.

  1. Make sure that you have [miniconda]( installed. You can choose the Python 3.5 64-bit version for your operating system (Linux, Windows, or OS X).

  2. Download the [environment file](

  3. 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 `

  4. 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 `

## Links

## Credits

phy is developed by [Cyrille Rossant](, [Shabnam Kadir](, [Dan Goodman](, [Max Hunter](, and [Kenneth Harris](, in the [Cortexlab](, University College London.

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