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Bug 3237 - Can Fieldtrip test data used with dccnpath be made available?

Status NEW
Reported 2017-01-30 16:57:00 +0100
Modified 2017-02-01 15:11:24 +0100
Product: FieldTrip
Component: test
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC
Operating System: Mac OS
Importance: P5 normal
Assigned to: Robert Oostenveld
Depends on:
See also:

nno - 2017-01-30 16:57:36 +0100

Currently many of tests in FT's test directory contain a reference to dccnpath; according to a recent count I did, 345 use dccnpath and 249 do not. I wonder if the test files (or at least a subset - no idea how big they are) could be made available to the general public so that they can be used for testing. (For a recent effort see It would allow developers outside the DCCN to be able to run and test their code in a similar way as those inside.

nno - 2017-02-01 15:11:24 +0100

Robert Oostenveld replied on GitHub [1]: "the test data files comprise 157G on our network file system at /home/common/matlab/fieldtrip/data/test. That is not all, since some tests use files from the tutorials and example scripts, which are at /home/common/matlab/fieldtrip/data/ftp. Together with some unzipped version of the tutorial data (which are in ./data itself) the whole data is 224G. Sharing this is problematic due to its size, but also since not all data has been explicitly cleared for sharing/redistribution. Partial sharing might work, but synchronizing and versioning the test data is not simple." [1]