## Functions in NeuroElf (BVQXTools)

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For your convenience, a number of additional function are part of the toolbox, of which a few shall be explained here:

**acpc2tal**- converts BV system coordinates from ACPC space into TAL space (with the respective TAL information), or inverse**acsvread**- reads in tabular data, can be used for virtually all tabular text files, including header skipping and column naming**any2ascii**- converts virtually any datatype into an ASCII representation that is usable for a call to eval**applybvtrf**- applies a BV transformation matrix to a coordinate list (or inverse) applyfdr - gives the threshold of an applied FDR to either t,F,r or p statistic (in the input statistic type)**averagevmrs**- averages a list of VMRs (supports unmatching dimensions, either in a minimum or maximum containing box)**bv2tal**- converts the BV internal system coordinates into TAL compliant ones**bvcoordconv**- aplly the transformation chain: TAL - BVSys - BVInt - matrix subscripts - matrix indices (or reverse)**bvtrf**- compile a BV-compliant TRF matrix from translation and rotation parameters**clearbvqxobjects**- clears a list of objects from the global storage**clustercoords**- returns the list of coordinates of clustered sub-volumes correlpvalue - converts a correlation value to p (correltstat and correlinvtstat can be used to convert r to t and back)**convones**- fast convolutes the given vector with a all-1's vector of given length**createvmr**- similar to BrainVoyager project creation, a VMR object will be created from DICOM, PAR/REC or Analyze files**custom_tpdf**, etc. - custom versions of distribution functions often needed for fMRI-based statistics (F, t, beta distributions); copies from free-of-charge libraries**dispslicemovie**- internally uses dispslice to visualize a 3D dataset as a series of slices that are scanned through, one by one**emptysrf**- create an empty surface file**fdr_thresholds**- finds FDR thresholds for given set of p values**fileswapendian**- swaps (part of) a file in endian type (with configuration wordsize)**findfiles**- Linux/Unix like function for the GNU find command**fisherr2z**- convert Fisher's correlation coefficient to z-value (or inverse)**gluetostring**- takes a cell array of strings and returns a 1xN char array made up from the single strings put together by some glue**grep**- Linux/Unix like function for the GNU grep command**hrf**- returns the (configurable) canonical HRF shape**hxsingle / hxdouble**- convert a single/double numeric into an exact ASCII representation and back**importvtcfromanalyze**- import an MNI space Analyze time series as VTC**initialalignment**- compute BV's initial alignment matrix from VMR/FMR headers**interpn_linnonull**- (Tri-) Linear interpolation of data where 0 is treated as missing sample**makelabel**- create a usable label from a given string**md5sum**- compute MD5 checksum over file or char array**minarray**- remove all null slices of an array**mkadir**- absolute version of mkdir command/function**mni2tal**- Matthew Brett's function to convert from MNI space to TAL**mstrrep**- multiple replacements within strings**newnatresvmp**- create a new, standard space, natural resolution VMP object, as the default is still old, 1x1x1mm VMP for BVQXfile('new:vmp');**orthimage**- return an image (scaled 0 to 1) for the design's pairwise orthogonality (as in SPM) orthvec / orthvecs - regressor orthogonalization**psctrans**- percent signal change transformation of time course data**readpar**- reader for Philips PAR/REC files**samplefmrspace**- sample BV's FMR space (differing from VMR system coordinates!)**splittocell**- split a 1xN char array to a list of strings**spmmat2prt**- convert an SPM2/5 design matrix into a BVQX PRT file**spmmat2rtc**- convert an SPM2/5 design matrix into a BVQX RTC file**tdclient**- perform a request to a (local) Talairach Daemon database (local version implemented in tdlocal or tdlocal2)**tfmatrix**- create a transformation matrix (quaternion) from translation, rotation, scaling and shearing parameters**vtc_concat**- concatenate VTCs (in time), uses transio and allows large files**ztrans**- z-transformation of time course data