Developed by Michaël Zugaro
at the LPPA
(CRNS-Collège de France, Paris, France).
Contributors: Gabrielle Girardeau, Anne Cei, Karim El Kanbi.
Distributed under the General Public License (GPL)
If you use FMAToolbox for your analyses, please be kind enough to include a link to this page in your published articles.
The Freely Moving Animal (FMA) Toolbox is a Matlab toolbox. Its purpose is to help analyze electrophysiological and behavioral data recorded from freely moving animals.
FMAToolbox is part of a larger data analysis framework, including Klusters
(a powerful and easy-to-use cluster cutting application), NeuroScope
(an advanced viewer for electrophysiological and behavioral data), and NDManager
(a simple application to manage recording parameters and data preprocessing).
There is no user manual yet, although a quick introduction can be found here
. To get more information, type:
>> help FMAToolbox
in the Matlab command window. Also, all functions are extensively documented.
The easiest way to install FMAToolbox is using the pathtool. Click 'Add with subfolders...' and select the 'FMAToolbox' directory.
For efficiency reasons, the toolbox includes a few functions in C/C++. These can be easily compiled for your platform. In the command window, type:
Some functions in the toolbox depend on other Matlab toolboxes:
- xmltree to read XML parameter files
- chronux to perform time-frequency analyses
- mYm to provide database functionality
- export_fig (optional) to export figures as PNG, EPS, PDF, etc.
FMAToolbox was developed by Michaël Zugaro
at the LPPA
(CRNS-Collège de France, Paris, France). Contributors include Gabrielle Girardeau, Anne Cei, Karim El Kanbi. FMAToolbox is free software distributed under the General Public License (GPL)
September 23 2010:
First public release
Documentation for developers (API) can be found in the archive FMAToolbox-API-<date>.tar.gz. It is also available online