mne.read_epochs_eeglab(input_fname, events=None, event_id=None, montage=None, eog=(), verbose=None, uint16_codec=None)

Reader function for EEGLAB epochs files


input_fname : str

Path to the .set file. If the data is stored in a separate .fdt file, it is expected to be in the same folder as the .set file.

events : str | array, shape (n_events, 3) | None

Path to events file. If array, it is the events typically returned by the read_events function. If some events don’t match the events of interest as specified by event_id, they will be marked as ‘IGNORED’ in the drop log. If None, it is constructed from the EEGLAB (.set) file with each unique event encoded with a different integer.

event_id : int | list of int | dict | None

The id of the event to consider. If dict, the keys can later be used to access associated events. Example:

{"auditory":1, "visual":3}

If int, a dict will be created with the id as string. If a list, all events with the IDs specified in the list are used. If None, the event_id is constructed from the EEGLAB (.set) file with each descriptions copied from eventtype.

montage : str | None | instance of montage

Path or instance of montage containing electrode positions. If None, sensor locations are (0,0,0). See the documentation of mne.channels.read_montage() for more information.

eog : list | tuple | ‘auto’

Names or indices of channels that should be designated EOG channels. If ‘auto’, the channel names containing EOG or EYE are used. Defaults to empty tuple.

verbose : bool | str | int | None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose).

uint16_codec : str | None

If your *.set file contains non-ascii characters, sometimes reading it may fail and give rise to error message stating that “buffer is too small”. uint16_codec allows to specify what codec (for example: ‘latin1’ or ‘utf-8’) should be used when reading character arrays and can therefore help you solve this problem.


epochs : instance of Epochs

The epochs.

See also

Documentation of attribute and methods.


New in version 0.11.0.