Python toolbox for Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI)
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Wyrm is a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) toolbox written in Python. Wyrm is suitable for running on-line BCI experiments as well as off-line analysis of EEG data.

Online documentation is available here.


Using git

Use distutils to install Wyrm into your PYTHONPATH:

$ git clone
$ cd wyrm
$ python install --user

this will always give you the latest development version of Wyrm.

Using PyPI

Wyrm is also available on the Python Package Index (PyPI) and can be easily installed via:

$ pip install wyrm


In the examples directory, you'll find, among others, examples for various BCI tasks using publicly available BCI datasets from the BCI Competition.

You can follow those examples by downloading the data and copying the files to the appropriate places.

Python 3 Support

Wyrm is mainly developed under Python 2.7, however since people will eventually move on to Python 3 we try to be forward compatible by writing the code in a way that it runs on Python 2 and -3.

Build Status

Whenever a new version of Wyrm is pushed to github, the Travis continuous integration service will run Wyrm's whole test suite with Python 2.7, 3.3, and 3.4. If and only if all three test suites pass, the build is shown as "passing".

Related Software

For a complete BCI system written in Python use Wyrm together with Mushu and Pyff. Mushu is a BCI signal acquisition and Pyff a BCI feedback and -stimulus framework.

Citing Us

If you use Wyrm for anything that results in a publication, We humbly ask you to cite us:

    author={Venthur, Bastian and Dähne, Sven and Höhne, Johannes and Heller, Hendrik and Blankertz, Benjamin},
    title={Wyrm: A Brain-Computer Interface Toolbox in Python},