mne.VolVectorSourceEstimate

class mne.VolVectorSourceEstimate(data, vertices=None, tmin=None, tstep=None, subject=None, verbose=None)[source]

Container for volume source estimates.

Parameters
dataarray of shape (n_dipoles, 3, n_times)

The data in source space. Each dipole contains three vectors that denote the dipole strength in X, Y and Z directions over time.

verticesarray of shape (n_dipoles,)

The indices of the dipoles in the source space.

tminscalar

Time point of the first sample in data.

tstepscalar

Time step between successive samples in data.

subjectstr | None

The subject name. While not necessary, it is safer to set the subject parameter to avoid analysis errors.

verbosebool, str, int, or None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose() and Logging documentation for more).

See also

SourceEstimate

A container for surface source estimates.

VectorSourceEstimate

A container for vector source estimates.

MixedSourceEstimate

A container for mixed surface + volume source estimates.

Notes

New in version 0.9.0.

Attributes
subjectstr | None

The subject name.

timesarray of shape (n_times,)

A timestamp for each sample.

verticesarray of shape (n_dipoles,)

The indices of the dipoles in the source space.

dataarray of shape (n_dipoles, n_times)

Numpy array of source estimate data.

shapetuple

Shape of the data.

Methods

__add__(a)

Add source estimates.

__div__(a)

Divide source estimates.

__hash__(/)

Return hash(self).

__mul__(a)

Multiply source estimates.

__neg__()

Negate the source estimate.

__sub__(a)

Subtract source estimates.

as_volume(src[, dest, mri_resolution, format])

Export volume source estimate as a nifti object.

bin(width[, tstart, tstop, func])

Return a source estimate object with data summarized over time bins.

copy()

Return copy of source estimate instance.

crop([tmin, tmax, include_tmax])

Restrict SourceEstimate to a time interval.

get_peak([tmin, tmax, mode, vert_as_index, …])

Get location and latency of peak amplitude.

magnitude()

Compute magnitude of activity without directionality.

mean()

Make a summary stc file with mean over time points.

normal(src[, use_cps])

Compute activity orthogonal to the cortex.

plot(src[, subject, subjects_dir, mode, …])

Plot Nutmeg style volumetric source estimates using nilearn.

resample(sfreq[, npad, window, n_jobs, verbose])

Resample data.

save(fname[, ftype, verbose])

Save the full source estimate to an HDF5 file.

save_as_volume(fname, src[, dest, …])

Save a volume source estimate in a NIfTI file.

sqrt()

Take the square root.

sum()

Make a summary stc file with sum over time points.

time_as_index(times[, use_rounding])

Convert time to indices.

to_data_frame([index, scaling_time, …])

Export data in tabular structure as a pandas DataFrame.

transform(func[, idx, tmin, tmax, copy])

Apply linear transform.

transform_data(func[, idx, tmin_idx, tmax_idx])

Get data after a linear (time) transform has been applied.

__add__(a)[source]

Add source estimates.

__div__(a)[source]

Divide source estimates.

__hash__(/)

Return hash(self).

__mul__(a)[source]

Multiply source estimates.

__neg__()[source]

Negate the source estimate.

__sub__(a)[source]

Subtract source estimates.

as_volume(src, dest='mri', mri_resolution=False, format='nifti1')[source]

Export volume source estimate as a nifti object.

Parameters
srclist

The list of source spaces (should all be of type volume).

dest‘mri’ | ‘surf’

If ‘mri’ the volume is defined in the coordinate system of the original T1 image. If ‘surf’ the coordinate system of the FreeSurfer surface is used (Surface RAS).

mri_resolutionbool

It True the image is saved in MRI resolution.

Warning

If you have many time points, the file produced can be huge.

formatstr

Either ‘nifti1’ (default) or ‘nifti2’.

Returns
imginstance of Nifti1Image

The image object.

Notes

New in version 0.9.0.

bin(width, tstart=None, tstop=None, func=<function mean>)[source]

Return a source estimate object with data summarized over time bins.

Time bins of width seconds. This method is intended for visualization only. No filter is applied to the data before binning, making the method inappropriate as a tool for downsampling data.

Parameters
widthscalar

Width of the individual bins in seconds.

tstartscalar | None

Time point where the first bin starts. The default is the first time point of the stc.

tstopscalar | None

Last possible time point contained in a bin (if the last bin would be shorter than width it is dropped). The default is the last time point of the stc.

funccallable()

Function that is applied to summarize the data. Needs to accept a numpy.array as first input and an axis keyword argument.

Returns
stcSourceEstimate | VectorSourceEstimate

The binned source estimate.

copy()[source]

Return copy of source estimate instance.

Returns
stcinstance of SourceEstimate

A copy of the source estimate.

crop(tmin=None, tmax=None, include_tmax=True)[source]

Restrict SourceEstimate to a time interval.

Parameters
tminfloat | None

The first time point in seconds. If None the first present is used.

tmaxfloat | None

The last time point in seconds. If None the last present is used.

include_tmaxbool

If True (default), include tmax. If False, exclude tmax (similar to how Python indexing typically works).

New in version 0.19.

Returns
stcinstance of SourceEstimate

The cropped source estimate.

property data

Numpy array of source estimate data.

get_peak(tmin=None, tmax=None, mode='abs', vert_as_index=False, time_as_index=False)[source]

Get location and latency of peak amplitude.

Parameters
tminfloat | None

The minimum point in time to be considered for peak getting.

tmaxfloat | None

The maximum point in time to be considered for peak getting.

mode{‘pos’, ‘neg’, ‘abs’}

How to deal with the sign of the data. If ‘pos’ only positive values will be considered. If ‘neg’ only negative values will be considered. If ‘abs’ absolute values will be considered. Defaults to ‘abs’.

vert_as_indexbool

Whether to return the vertex index instead of of its ID. Defaults to False.

time_as_indexbool

Whether to return the time index instead of the latency. Defaults to False.

Returns
posint

The vertex exhibiting the maximum response, either ID or index.

latencyfloat

The latency in seconds.

Examples using get_peak:

magnitude()[source]

Compute magnitude of activity without directionality.

Returns
stcinstance of SourceEstimate

The source estimate without directionality information.

mean()[source]

Make a summary stc file with mean over time points.

Returns
stcSourceEstimate | VectorSourceEstimate

The modified stc.

normal(src, use_cps=True)[source]

Compute activity orthogonal to the cortex.

Parameters
srcinstance of SourceSpaces

The source space for which this source estimate is specified.

use_cpsbool

Whether to use cortical patch statistics to define normal orientations for surfaces (default True). Should be the same value that was used when the forward model was computed (typically True).

New in version 0.20.

Returns
stcinstance of SourceEstimate

The source estimate only retaining the activity orthogonal to the cortex.

plot(src, subject=None, subjects_dir=None, mode='stat_map', bg_img=None, colorbar=True, colormap='auto', clim='auto', transparent='auto', show=True, initial_time=None, initial_pos=None, verbose=None)[source]

Plot Nutmeg style volumetric source estimates using nilearn.

Parameters
srcinstance of SourceSpaces | instance of SourceMorph

The source space. Can also be a SourceMorph to morph the STC to a new subject (see Examples).

Changed in version 0.18: Support for SpatialImage.

subjectstr | None

The subject name corresponding to FreeSurfer environment variable SUBJECT. If None stc.subject will be used. If that is None, the environment will be used.

subjects_dirstr | None

The path to the freesurfer subjects reconstructions. It corresponds to Freesurfer environment variable SUBJECTS_DIR.

modestr

The plotting mode to use. Either ‘stat_map’ (default) or ‘glass_brain’. For “glass_brain”, activation absolute values are displayed after being transformed to a standard MNI brain.

bg_imginstance of SpatialImage | None

The background image used in the nilearn plotting function. If None, it is the T1.mgz file that is found in the subjects_dir. Not used in “glass brain” plotting.

colorbarbool, optional

If True, display a colorbar on the right of the plots.

colormapstr | np.ndarray of float, shape(n_colors, 3 | 4)

Name of colormap to use or a custom look up table. If array, must be (n x 3) or (n x 4) array for with RGB or RGBA values between 0 and 255.

climstr | dict

Colorbar properties specification. If ‘auto’, set clim automatically based on data percentiles. If dict, should contain:

kind‘value’ | ‘percent’

Flag to specify type of limits.

limslist | np.ndarray | tuple of float, 3 elements

Lower, middle, and upper bounds for colormap.

pos_limslist | np.ndarray | tuple of float, 3 elements

Lower, middle, and upper bound for colormap. Positive values will be mirrored directly across zero during colormap construction to obtain negative control points.

Note

Only one of lims or pos_lims should be provided. Only sequential colormaps should be used with lims, and only divergent colormaps should be used with pos_lims.

transparentbool | None

If True, use a linear transparency between fmin and fmid. None will choose automatically based on colormap type.

showbool

Show figures if True. Defaults to True.

initial_timefloat | None

The initial time to plot. Can be None (default) to use the time point with the maximal absolute value activation across all voxels or the initial_pos voxel (if initial_pos is None or not, respectively).

New in version 0.19.

initial_posndarray, shape (3,) | None

The initial position to use (in m). Can be None (default) to use the voxel with the maximum absolute value activation across all time points or at initial_time (if initial_time is None or not, respectively).

New in version 0.19.

verbosebool, str, int, or None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose() and Logging documentation for more).

Returns
figinstance of Figure

The figure.

Notes

Click on any of the anatomical slices to explore the time series. Clicking on any time point will bring up the corresponding anatomical map.

The left and right arrow keys can be used to navigate in time. To move in time by larger steps, use shift+left and shift+right.

In 'glass_brain' mode, values are transformed to the standard MNI brain using the FreeSurfer Talairach transformation $SUBJECTS_DIR/$SUBJECT/mri/transforms/talairach.xfm.

New in version 0.17.

Changed in version 0.19: MRI volumes are automatically transformed to MNI space in 'glass_brain' mode.

Examples

Passing a mne.SourceMorph as the src parameter can be useful for plotting in a different subject’s space (here, a 'sample' STC in 'fsaverage'’s space):

>>> morph = mne.compute_source_morph(src_sample, subject_to='fsaverage')  
>>> fig = stc_vol_sample.plot(morph)  

Examples using plot:

resample(sfreq, npad='auto', window='boxcar', n_jobs=1, verbose=None)[source]

Resample data.

Parameters
sfreqfloat

New sample rate to use.

npadint | str

Amount to pad the start and end of the data. Can also be “auto” to use a padding that will result in a power-of-two size (can be much faster).

windowstr | tuple

Window to use in resampling. See scipy.signal.resample().

n_jobsint

The number of jobs to run in parallel (default 1). Requires the joblib package.

verbosebool, str, int, or None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose() and Logging documentation for more). Defaults to self.verbose.

Returns
stcinstance of SourceEstimate

The resampled source estimate.

Notes

For some data, it may be more accurate to use npad=0 to reduce artifacts. This is dataset dependent – check your data!

Note that the sample rate of the original data is inferred from tstep.

save(fname, ftype='h5', verbose=None)[source]

Save the full source estimate to an HDF5 file.

Parameters
fnamestr

The file name to write the source estimate to, should end in ‘-stc.h5’.

ftypestr

File format to use. Currently, the only allowed values is “h5”.

verbosebool, str, int, or None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose() and Logging documentation for more). Defaults to self.verbose.

save_as_volume(fname, src, dest='mri', mri_resolution=False, format='nifti1')[source]

Save a volume source estimate in a NIfTI file.

Parameters
fnamestr

The name of the generated nifti file.

srclist

The list of source spaces (should all be of type volume).

dest‘mri’ | ‘surf’

If ‘mri’ the volume is defined in the coordinate system of the original T1 image. If ‘surf’ the coordinate system of the FreeSurfer surface is used (Surface RAS).

mri_resolutionbool

It True the image is saved in MRI resolution.

Warning

If you have many time points, the file produced can be huge.

formatstr

Either ‘nifti1’ (default) or ‘nifti2’.

New in version 0.17.

Returns
imginstance Nifti1Image

The image object.

Notes

New in version 0.9.0.

property sfreq

Sample rate of the data.

property shape

Shape of the data.

sqrt()[source]

Take the square root.

Returns
stcinstance of SourceEstimate

A copy of the SourceEstimate with sqrt(data).

sum()[source]

Make a summary stc file with sum over time points.

Returns
stcSourceEstimate | VectorSourceEstimate

The modified stc.

time_as_index(times, use_rounding=False)[source]

Convert time to indices.

Parameters
timeslist-like | float | int

List of numbers or a number representing points in time.

use_roundingbool

If True, use rounding (instead of truncation) when converting times to indices. This can help avoid non-unique indices.

Returns
indexndarray

Indices corresponding to the times supplied.

property times

A timestamp for each sample.

property tmin

The first timestamp.

to_data_frame(index=None, scaling_time=None, scalings=None, long_format=False, time_format='ms')[source]

Export data in tabular structure as a pandas DataFrame.

Vertices are converted to columns in the DataFrame. By default, an additional column “time” is added, unless index='time' (in which case time values form the DataFrame’s index).

Parameters
index‘time’ | None

Kind of index to use for the DataFrame. If None, a sequential integer index (pandas.RangeIndex) will be used. If 'time', a pandas.Float64Index, pandas.Int64Index, or pandas.TimedeltaIndex will be used (depending on the value of time_format). Defaults to None.

scaling_timeNone

Deprecated; use time_format instead. If you need to scale time values by a factor other than 1000 (seconds → milliseconds), create the DataFrame first, then scale its time column afterwards.

scalingsdict | None

Scaling factor applied to the channels picked. If None, defaults to dict(eeg=1e6, mag=1e15, grad=1e13) — i.e., converts EEG to µV, magnetometers to fT, and gradiometers to fT/cm.

long_formatbool

If True, the DataFrame is returned in long format where each row is one observation of the signal at a unique combination of time point and vertex. Defaults to False.

time_formatstr | None

Desired time format. If None, no conversion is applied, and time values remain as float values in seconds. If 'ms', time values will be rounded to the nearest millisecond and converted to integers. If 'timedelta', time values will be converted to pandas.Timedelta values. Defaults to 'ms'.

New in version 0.20.

Returns
dfinstance of pandas.DataFrame

A dataframe suitable for usage with other statistical/plotting/analysis packages.

transform(func, idx=None, tmin=None, tmax=None, copy=False)[source]

Apply linear transform.

The transform is applied to each source time course independently.

Parameters
funccallable()

The transform to be applied, including parameters (see, e.g., functools.partial()). The first parameter of the function is the input data. The first two dimensions of the transformed data should be (i) vertices and (ii) time. See Notes for details.

idxarray | None

Indices of source time courses for which to compute transform. If None, all time courses are used.

tminfloat | int | None

First time point to include (ms). If None, self.tmin is used.

tmaxfloat | int | None

Last time point to include (ms). If None, self.tmax is used.

copybool

If True, return a new instance of SourceEstimate instead of modifying the input inplace.

Returns
stcsSourceEstimate | VectorSourceEstimate | list

The transformed stc or, in the case of transforms which yield N-dimensional output (where N > 2), a list of stcs. For a list, copy must be True.

Notes

Transforms which yield 3D output (e.g. time-frequency transforms) are valid, so long as the first two dimensions are vertices and time. In this case, the copy parameter must be True and a list of SourceEstimates, rather than a single instance of SourceEstimate, will be returned, one for each index of the 3rd dimension of the transformed data. In the case of transforms yielding 2D output (e.g. filtering), the user has the option of modifying the input inplace (copy = False) or returning a new instance of SourceEstimate (copy = True) with the transformed data.

Applying transforms can be significantly faster if the SourceEstimate object was created using “(kernel, sens_data)”, for the “data” parameter as the transform is applied in sensor space. Inverse methods, e.g., “apply_inverse_epochs”, or “apply_lcmv_epochs” do this automatically (if possible).

transform_data(func, idx=None, tmin_idx=None, tmax_idx=None)[source]

Get data after a linear (time) transform has been applied.

The transform is applied to each source time course independently.

Parameters
funccallable()

The transform to be applied, including parameters (see, e.g., functools.partial()). The first parameter of the function is the input data. The first return value is the transformed data, remaining outputs are ignored. The first dimension of the transformed data has to be the same as the first dimension of the input data.

idxarray | None

Indicices of source time courses for which to compute transform. If None, all time courses are used.

tmin_idxint | None

Index of first time point to include. If None, the index of the first time point is used.

tmax_idxint | None

Index of the first time point not to include. If None, time points up to (and including) the last time point are included.

Returns
data_tndarray

The transformed data.

Notes

Applying transforms can be significantly faster if the SourceEstimate object was created using “(kernel, sens_data)”, for the “data” parameter as the transform is applied in sensor space. Inverse methods, e.g., “apply_inverse_epochs”, or “apply_lcmv_epochs” do this automatically (if possible).

property tstep

The change in time between two consecutive samples (1 / sfreq).

Examples using mne.VolVectorSourceEstimate