mne.datasets.kiloword.data_path(path=None, force_update=False, update_path=True, download=True, verbose=None)[source]

Get path to local copy of the kiloword dataset.

This is the dataset from [1].

pathNone | str

Location of where to look for the kiloword data storing location. If None, the environment variable or config parameter MNE_DATASETS_KILOWORD_PATH is used. If it doesn’t exist, the “mne-python/examples” directory is used. If the kiloword dataset is not found under the given path (e.g., as “mne-python/examples/MNE-kiloword-data”), the data will be automatically downloaded to the specified folder.


Force update of the dataset even if a local copy exists.

update_pathbool | None

If True, set the MNE_DATASETS_KILOWORD_PATH in mne-python config to the given path. If None, the user is prompted.

verbosebool, str, int, or None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose() and Logging documentation for more). If used, it should be passed as a keyword-argument only.

pathlist of str

Local path to the given data file. This path is contained inside a list of length one, for compatibility.



Dufau, S., Grainger, J., Midgley, KJ., Holcomb, PJ. A thousand words are worth a picture: Snapshots of printed-word processing in an event-related potential megastudy. Psychological science, 2015