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  • protocolgenerator

A fast and easy-to-use plugin to generate a BrainVoyager stimulation protocol file (*.prt) from a Presentation Log file (*.log) in one minute; also options to manipulate the stimulation protocol are available (by Hester Breman).



The Picture or Sound events are grouped into conditions with intervals. The stimulation protocol will be saved in millisecond resolution in the same directory as the original *.log file. Use the `Volumes' checkbox and the function `Save .PRT' in the Stimulation Protocol Dialog in BrainVoyager to save in volumes resolution.


a) Picture names: please note that the plugin fully automatically generates the conditions, based on the Picture names. If occurrences of conditions need to end up in one condition, they have to have the same name (so not different numbers at the end of the name `Picture house1', `Picture house2', but all occurrences should be called `Picture house', etc); in case the naming of each occurrence is slightly different, please modify the Picture names in the *.log file before running Option 1 in the plugin, or use tool Pro Log by Job van den Hurk
b) Picture names: The Picture name should not have spaces in the name ('imgnr 2' should be renamed to 'imgnr2')
c) Columns: Recognised columns for a *.log file are:
Trial, EventType, Code, Time, TTime, Uncertainty, Duration
Subject, Trial, EventType, Code, Time, TTime, Uncertainty, Duration



Version 0.9.2: Bugfix for duration parameter (event-based or duration-based). (Preliminary version:) Mac OS X. Windows 64-bit (BrainVoyager QX 2.6 and higher).

Version 0.9.1:

Plugins: plugin for Mac OS X (32 and 64-bit), plugin for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit in BrainVoyager QX 2.3 and higher (it might work in 2.2, too); new 18-05-16: plugin for BrainVoyager 20 on Windows 32-bit, 64-bit.
Notes: small bugfix: removes protocol when generating new protocol from Presentation *.log file (option 1), so that new protocol is not appended to existing protocol; this removal did already exist for the options 2 and 3.
Code: Code with XCode & Visual Studio projects
Latest update: 18-05-16

Version 0.9:
Plugins: plugin for Mac OS X (32 and 64-bit), plugin for Windows (64-bit) in BrainVoyager QX 2.3 (it might work in 2.2, too).
Notes: when creating protocols (option 1), the resolution is now always saved in milliseconds and the experiment name is preserved. Better handling of clicking `cancel' buttons. Manual: manual for protocolgenerator v0.9
Code: Code: with XCode & Visual Studio projects
Latest update: 31-08-11

Version 0.8.7:

Plugins: plugin for Windows (32-bit), plugin for Mac OS 10.6 (32 and 64-bit) and Linux Ubuntu 9.10 (32-bit) in BrainVoyager QX 2.1.
               plugin for Windows XP and plugin for Mac OS 10.5 (Intel) in BrainVoyager QX 1.10.4.
Manual: Manual for protocolgenerator v0.8 describing usage.
Notes: This version also recognizes 'Video' and 'Response' event types.
Latest update: 31-05-10 (31-05: added compilation for Linux. 28-05: update of plugin for Windows: version of April 2010 was not seen by BrainVoyager QX 2.1 due to compilation settings)



For another, more elaborate tool to import Presentation log files, please see Pro Log by Job van den Hurk.
For import of E-Prime *.log files, please see eprimer.