[FieldTrip] Loading open-ephys binary file (Neuropixel)

Schoffelen, J.M. (Jan Mathijs) janmathijs.schoffelen at donders.ru.nl
Wed Aug 16 21:32:22 CEST 2023

Hi Majid,

As you probably have found on the fieldtrip website, the supported data formats are listed here:


and this page contains pointers to getting started with specific data formats:


The following link explains all you need to know about either implementing plugin readers for fieldtrip, or how to wrangle the numeric data into a structure that can be used for downstream processing:


The list mentioned above may not be fully exhaustive, so to be sure you could grep the fileio/private folder for occurrences of the fileformat’s extension. Also you can look into the documentation of fileio/ft_filetype to see whether your desired file format is listed.

Best wishes and happy coding,

On 16 Aug 2023, at 14:05, Majid via fieldtrip <fieldtrip at science.ru.nl<mailto:fieldtrip at science.ru.nl>> wrote:

Hello All,

Is there a ft_read function for loading openephys binary files (Neuropixel recordings)?

If not, is there a way to create an empty fieldtrip data structure and then try to fill it in manually, to be able to use the ft functions later on?

Postdoc researcher,
Donders Center for Neuroscience,
majid.khaliliardali at ru.nl<mailto:majid.khaliliardali at ru.nl>
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