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function [channel] = ft_channelselection(desired, datachannel, senstype)
% FT_CHANNELSELECTION makes a selection of EEG and/or MEG channel labels. This
% function translates the user-specified list of channels into channel labels as they
% occur in the data. This channel selection procedure can be used throughout
% FieldTrip.
%
% You can specify a mixture of real channel labels and of special strings, or index
% numbers that will be replaced by the corresponding channel labels. Channels that
% are not present in the raw datafile are automatically removed from the channel
% list.
%
% The order of the channels in the list that is returned corresponds to the order in
% the data.
%
% E.g. the desired input specification can be:
% 'all' is replaced by all channels in the datafile
% 'gui' this will pop up a graphical user interface to select the channels
% 'C*' is replaced by all channels that match the wildcard, e.g. C1, C2, C3, ...
% '*1' is replaced by all channels that match the wildcard, e.g. C1, P1, F1, ...
% 'M*1' is replaced by all channels that match the wildcard, e.g. MEG0111, MEG0131, MEG0131, ...
% 'meg' is replaced by all MEG channels (works for CTF, 4D, Neuromag and Yokogawa)
% 'megref' is replaced by all MEG reference channels (works for CTF and 4D)
% 'meggrad' is replaced by all MEG gradiometer channels (works for Yokogawa and Neuromag306)
% 'megplanar' is replaced by all MEG planar gradiometer channels (works for Neuromag306)
% 'megmag' is replaced by all MEG magnetometer channels (works for Yokogawa and Neuromag306)
% 'eeg' is replaced by all recognized EEG channels (this is system dependent)
% 'eeg1020' is replaced by 'Fp1', 'Fpz', 'Fp2', 'F7', 'F3', ...
% 'eog' is replaced by all recognized EOG channels
% 'ecg' is replaced by all recognized ECG channels
% 'nirs' is replaced by all channels recognized as NIRS channels
% 'emg' is replaced by all channels in the datafile starting with 'EMG'
% 'lfp' is replaced by all channels in the datafile starting with 'lfp'
% 'mua' is replaced by all channels in the datafile starting with 'mua'
% 'spike' is replaced by all channels in the datafile starting with 'spike'
% 10 is replaced by the 10th channel in the datafile
%
% Other channel groups are
% 'EEG1010' with approximately 90 electrodes
% 'EEG1005' with approximately 350 electrodes
% 'EEGREF' for mastoid and ear electrodes (M1, M2, LM, RM, A1, A2)
% 'MZ' for MEG zenith
% 'ML' for MEG left
% 'MR' for MEG right
% 'MLx', 'MRx' and 'MZx' with x=C,F,O,P,T for left/right central, frontal, occipital, parietal and temporal
%
% You can also exclude channels or channel groups using the following syntax
% {'all', '-POz', '-Fp1', -EOG'}
%
% See also FT_PREPROCESSING, FT_SENSLABEL, FT_MULTIPLOTER, FT_MULTIPLOTTFR,
% FT_SINGLEPLOTER, FT_SINGLEPLOTTFR
% Copyright (C) 2003-2021, Robert Oostenveld
%
% This file is part of FieldTrip, see http://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org
% for the documentation and details.
%
% FieldTrip is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
% it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
% the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
% (at your option) any later version.
%
% FieldTrip is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
% but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
% MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
% GNU General Public License for more details.
%
% You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
% along with FieldTrip. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
%
% $Id$
% this is to avoid a recursion loop
persistent recursion
if isempty(recursion)
recursion = false;
end
if nargin<3
% the actual senstype will be determined further down
% postponing the detection speeds up some common use patterns, such as 'all' and []
senstype = [];
end
if iscell(datachannel)
% this is the expected format of the input
datachantype = {};
elseif ischar(datachannel)
datachannel = {datachannel};
datachantype = {};
elseif isstruct(datachannel) && isfield(datachannel, 'label')
% it looks like a header structure
hdr = datachannel;
datachannel = hdr.label;
datachantype = ft_chantype(hdr);
else
ft_error('please specify the data channels as a cell-array');
end
if length(datachannel)~=length(unique(datachannel))
ft_warning('discarding non-unique channel names');
sel = false(size(datachannel));
for i=1:length(datachannel)
sel(i) = sum(strcmp(datachannel, datachannel{i}))==1;
end
datachannel = datachannel(sel);
if ~isempty(datachantype)
datachantype = datachantype(sel);
end
end
if isempty(desired)
% return an empty selection
channel = {};
return
elseif isequal(desired, 'all') || isequal(desired, {'all'})
% this is a very common use pattern that can be dealt with quickly
% ensure that the output is a column vector
channel = datachannel(:);
return
elseif isnumeric(desired)
% remove channels that fall outside the range
desired = desired(desired>=1 & desired<=numel(datachannel));
% change the numeric index into the channel name
channel = datachannel(desired);
return
elseif ischar(desired)
% ensure that a single input argument like 'all' also works
desired = {desired};
elseif ~iscell(desired)
ft_error('please specify the desired channels as a cell-array or a string');
end
% start with the list of desired channels, this will be pruned/expanded further down
channel = desired;
% ensure that both inputs are column vectors
channel = channel(:);
datachannel = datachannel(:);
% remove channels that occur more than once, this sorts the channels alphabetically
[channel, indx] = unique(channel);
% undo the sorting, make the order identical to that of the data channels
[dum, indx] = sort(indx);
channel = channel(indx);
[dataindx, chanindx] = match_str(datachannel, channel);
if length(chanindx)==length(channel)
% there is a perfect match between the channels and the datachannels, only some reordering is needed
channel = channel(chanindx);
% no need to look at channel groups
return
end
% initialize all the system-specific variables to empty
labelall = {};
labelreg = {};
labelmeg = {};
labelecg = {};
labelemg = {};
labeleeg = {};
label102 = {};
label101 = {};
label100 = {};
labelchwilla = {};
labelbha = {};
labelref = {};
labelmegref = {};
labelmeggrad = {};
labelmegplanar = {};
labelmegmag = {};
labelmegrefa = {};
labelmegrefc = {};
labelmegrefg = {};
labelmegrefl = {};
labelmegrefr = {};
labelmegrefm = {};
labeleog = {};
labelmz = {};
labelml = {};
labelmr = {};
labelmlc = {};
labelmlf = {};
labelmlo = {};
labelmlp = {};
labelmlt = {};
labelmrc = {};
labelmrf = {};
labelmro = {};
labelmrp = {};
labelmrt = {};
labelmzc = {};
labelmzf = {};
labelmzo = {};
labelmzp = {};
labellfp = {};
labelmua = {};
labelspike = {};
labelnirs = {};
% define the known groups with channel labels
labelall = datachannel;
label1020 = ft_senslabel('eeg1020'); % use external helper function
label1010 = ft_senslabel('eeg1010'); % use external helper function
label1005 = ft_senslabel('eeg1005'); % use external helper function
labelchwilla = {'Fz', 'Cz', 'Pz', 'F7', 'F8', 'LAT', 'RAT', 'LT', 'RT', 'LTP', 'RTP', 'OL', 'OR', 'FzA', 'Oz', 'F7A', 'F8A', 'F3A', 'F4A', 'F3', 'F4', 'P3', 'P4', 'T5', 'T6', 'P3P', 'P4P'}';
labelbham = {'P9', 'PPO9h', 'PO7', 'PPO5h', 'PPO3h', 'PO5h', 'POO9h', 'PO9', 'I1', 'OI1h', 'O1', 'POO1', 'PO3h', 'PPO1h', 'PPO2h', 'POz', 'Oz', 'Iz', 'I2', 'OI2h', 'O2', 'POO2', 'PO4h', 'PPO4h', 'PO6h', 'POO10h', 'PO10', 'PO8', 'PPO6h', 'PPO10h', 'P10', 'P8', 'TPP9h', 'TP7', 'TTP7h', 'CP5', 'TPP7h', 'P7', 'P5', 'CPP5h', 'CCP5h', 'CP3', 'P3', 'CPP3h', 'CCP3h', 'CP1', 'P1', 'Pz', 'CPP1h', 'CPz', 'CPP2h', 'P2', 'CPP4h', 'CP2', 'CCP4h', 'CP4', 'P4', 'P6', 'CPP6h', 'CCP6h', 'CP6', 'TPP8h', 'TP8', 'TPP10h', 'T7', 'FTT7h', 'FT7', 'FC5', 'FCC5h', 'C5', 'C3', 'FCC3h', 'FC3', 'FC1', 'C1', 'CCP1h', 'Cz', 'FCC1h', 'FCz', 'FFC1h', 'Fz', 'FFC2h', 'FC2', 'FCC2h', 'CCP2h', 'C2', 'C4', 'FCC4h', 'FC4', 'FC6', 'FCC6h', 'C6', 'TTP8h', 'T8', 'FTT8h', 'FT8', 'FT9', 'FFT9h', 'F7', 'FFT7h', 'FFC5h', 'F5', 'AFF7h', 'AF7', 'AF5h', 'AFF5h', 'F3', 'FFC3h', 'F1', 'AF3h', 'Fp1', 'Fpz', 'Fp2', 'AFz', 'AF4h', 'F2', 'FFC4h', 'F4', 'AFF6h', 'AF6h', 'AF8', 'AFF8h', 'F6', 'FFC6h', 'FFT8h', 'F8', 'FFT10h', 'FT10'};
labelref = {'M1', 'M2', 'LM', 'RM', 'A1', 'A2'}';
labeleog = datachannel(strncmp('EOG', datachannel, length('EOG'))); % anything that starts with EOG
labeleog = [labeleog(:); {'HEOG', 'VEOG', 'VEOG-L', 'VEOG-R', 'hEOG', 'vEOG', 'Eye_Ver', 'Eye_Hor'}']; % or any of these
labelecg = datachannel(strncmp('ECG', datachannel, length('ECG')));
labelemg = datachannel(strncmp('EMG', datachannel, length('EMG')));
labellfp = datachannel(strncmp('lfp', datachannel, length('lfp')));
labelmua = datachannel(strncmp('mua', datachannel, length('mua')));
labelspike = datachannel(strncmp('spike', datachannel, length('spike')));
% for NIRS there are multiple options, either using the terminology transmitter/receiver versus source/detector, and then with either order of the two
option1 = ~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, sprintf('%s%s', regexptranslate('wildcard','Rx*-Tx*[*]'), '$')));
option2 = ~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, sprintf('%s%s', regexptranslate('wildcard','Tx*-Rx*[*]'), '$')));
option3 = ~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, sprintf('%s%s', regexptranslate('wildcard','D*-S*[*]'), '$')));
option4 = ~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, sprintf('%s%s', regexptranslate('wildcard','S*-D*[*]'), '$')));
labelnirs = datachannel(option1 | option2 | option3 | option4);
% use regular expressions to deal with the wildcards
labelreg = false(size(datachannel));
findreg = [];
for i=1:length(channel)
if length(channel{i}) < 1
continue;
end
if strcmp((channel{i}(1)), '-')
% skip channels to be excluded
continue;
end
rexp = sprintf('%s%s%s', '^', regexptranslate('wildcard',channel{i}), '$');
lreg = ~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, rexp));
if any(lreg)
labelreg = labelreg | lreg;
findreg = [findreg; i];
end
end
if ~isempty(findreg)
findreg = unique(findreg); % remove multiple occurances due to multiple wildcards
labelreg = datachannel(labelreg);
end
if isempty(senstype)
senstype = ft_senstype(datachannel);
end
switch senstype
case {'yokogawa', 'yokogawa160', 'yokogawa160_planar', 'yokogawa64', 'yokogawa64_planar', 'yokogawa440', 'yokogawa440_planar'}
% Yokogawa axial gradiometers channels start with AG, hardware planar gradiometer
% channels start with PG, magnetometers start with M
megax = strncmp('AG', datachannel, length('AG'));
megpl = strncmp('PG', datachannel, length('PG'));
megmag = strncmp('M', datachannel, length('M' ));
megind = logical( megax + megpl + megmag);
labelmeg = datachannel(megind);
labelmegmag = datachannel(megmag);
labelmeggrad = datachannel(megax | megpl);
%%
% labeleeg = datachannel(strncmp('EEG', datachannel, length('EEG')));
eeg_A = myregexp('^A[^G]*[0-9hzZ]$', datachannel);
eeg_P = myregexp('^P[^G]*[0-9hzZ]$', datachannel);
eeg_T = myregexp('^T[^R]*[0-9hzZ]$', datachannel);
eeg_E = myregexp('^E$', datachannel);
eeg_Z = myregexp('^[zZ]$', datachannel);
eeg_M = myregexp('^M[0-9]$', datachannel);
eeg_O = myregexp('^[BCFION]\w*[0-9hzZ]$', datachannel);
eeg_EEG = myregexp('^EEG[0-9][0-9][0-9]$', datachannel);
eegind = logical( eeg_A + eeg_P + eeg_T + eeg_E + eeg_Z + eeg_M + eeg_O + eeg_EEG );
clear eeg_A eeg_P eeg_T eeg_E eeg_Z eeg_M eeg_O eeg_EEG
labeleeg = datachannel(eegind);
labeleog = [ labeleog(:); datachannel(myregexp('^EO[0-9]$', datachannel)) ]; % add 'EO'
labelecg = [ labelecg(:); datachannel(myregexp('^X[0-9]$', datachannel)) ]; % add 'X'
case {'ctf64'}
labelml = datachannel(~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, '^SL'))); % left MEG channels
labelmr = datachannel(~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(datachannel, '^SR'))); % right MEG channels
labelmeg = cat(1, labelml, labelmr);
labelmegref = [datachannel(strncmp('B' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('G' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('P' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('Q' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('R' , datachannel, length('G' )))];
case {'ctf', 'ctf275', 'ctf151', 'ctf275_planar', 'ctf151_planar'}
% all CTF MEG channels start with "M"
% all CTF reference channels start with B, G, P, Q or R
% all CTF EEG channels start with "EEG"
labelmeg = datachannel(strncmp('M' , datachannel, length('M' )));
labelmegref = [datachannel(strncmp('B' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('G' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('P' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('Q' , datachannel, 1));
datachannel(strncmp('R' , datachannel, length('G' )))];
labeleeg = datachannel(strncmp('EEG', datachannel, length('EEG')));
% Not sure whether this should be here or outside the switch or
% whether these specifications should be supported for systems
% other than CTF.
labelmz = datachannel(strncmp('MZ' , datachannel, length('MZ' ))); % central MEG channels
labelml = datachannel(strncmp('ML' , datachannel, length('ML' ))); % left MEG channels
labelmr = datachannel(strncmp('MR' , datachannel, length('MR' ))); % right MEG channels
labelmlc = datachannel(strncmp('MLC', datachannel, length('MLC')));
labelmlf = datachannel(strncmp('MLF', datachannel, length('MLF')));
labelmlo = datachannel(strncmp('MLO', datachannel, length('MLO')));
labelmlp = datachannel(strncmp('MLP', datachannel, length('MLP')));
labelmlt = datachannel(strncmp('MLT', datachannel, length('MLT')));
labelmrc = datachannel(strncmp('MRC', datachannel, length('MRC')));
labelmrf = datachannel(strncmp('MRF', datachannel, length('MRF')));
labelmro = datachannel(strncmp('MRO', datachannel, length('MRO')));
labelmrp = datachannel(strncmp('MRP', datachannel, length('MRP')));
labelmrt = datachannel(strncmp('MRT', datachannel, length('MRT')));
labelmzc = datachannel(strncmp('MZC', datachannel, length('MZC')));
labelmzf = datachannel(strncmp('MZF', datachannel, length('MZF')));
labelmzo = datachannel(strncmp('MZO', datachannel, length('MZO')));
labelmzp = datachannel(strncmp('MZP', datachannel, length('MZP')));
case {'bti', 'bti248', 'bti248grad', 'bti148', 'bti248_planar', 'bti148_planar'}
% all 4D-BTi MEG channels start with "A"
% all 4D-BTi reference channels start with M or G
labelmeg = datachannel(myregexp('^A[0-9]+$', datachannel));
labelmegref = [datachannel(myregexp('^M[CLR][xyz][aA]*$', datachannel)); datachannel(myregexp('^G[xyz][xyz]A$', datachannel)); datachannel(myregexp('^M[xyz][aA]*$', datachannel))];
labelmegrefa = datachannel(~cellfun(@isempty,strfind(datachannel, 'a')));
labelmegrefc = datachannel(strncmp('MC', datachannel, 2));
labelmegrefg = datachannel(myregexp('^G[xyz][xyz]A$', datachannel));
labelmegrefl = datachannel(strncmp('ML', datachannel, 2));
labelmegrefr = datachannel(strncmp('MR', datachannel, 2));
labelmegrefm = datachannel(myregexp('^M[xyz][aA]*$', datachannel));
case {'neuromag122' 'neuromag122alt', 'neuromag122_combined'}
% all neuromag MEG channels start with MEG
% all neuromag EEG channels start with EEG
labelmeg = datachannel(strncmp('MEG', datachannel, length('MEG')));
labeleeg = datachannel(strncmp('EEG', datachannel, length('EEG')));
case {'neuromag306' 'neuromag306alt', 'neuromag306_combined'}
% all neuromag MEG channels start with MEG
% all neuromag EEG channels start with EEG
% all neuromag306 gradiometers follow pattern MEG*2,MEG*3
% all neuromag306 magnetometers follow pattern MEG*1
labelmeg = datachannel(strncmp('MEG', datachannel, length('MEG')));
labeleeg = datachannel(strncmp('EEG', datachannel, length('EEG')));
labelmeggrad = labelmeg(~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(labelmeg, '^MEG.*[23]$')));
labelmegmag = labelmeg(~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(labelmeg, '^MEG.*1$')));
labelmegplanar = labelmeggrad;
case {'ant128', 'biosemi64', 'biosemi128', 'biosemi256', 'egi32', 'egi64', 'egi128', 'egi256', 'eeg1020', 'eeg1010', 'eeg1005', 'ext1020'}
if ~ft_senstype(datachannel, 'unknown')
% use an external helper function to define the list with EEG channel names
labeleeg = ft_senslabel(ft_senstype(datachannel));
end
case {'itab153' 'itab28' 'itab28_old'}
% all itab MEG channels start with MAG
labelmeg = datachannel(strncmp('MAG', datachannel, length('MAG')));
case{'qzfm_gen2'}
% This is for use with QZFM_Gen2 Optically Pumped Magnetometers
% manufactured by QuSpin Inc.
% SPECS: https://quspin.com/qzfm-gen-2-update/
labelmeg = datachannel(strncmp('meg', datachantype, 3));
labelmegref = datachannel(strncmp('refmag', datachantype, 3));
% All channels measuring tangential fields are end with TAN
% All channels measuring radial fields are end with RAD
% This is specific to data collected from UCL. Also see:
% https://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org/getting_started/opm_fil/
labelmegtan = labelmeg(~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(labelmeg, '.*TAN$')));
labelmegrad = labelmeg(~cellfun(@isempty, regexp(labelmeg, '.*RAD$')));
otherwise
if ~isempty(datachantype)
labelmeg = datachannel(strncmp('meg', datachantype, 3));
labeleeg = datachannel(strncmp('eeg', datachantype, 3));
end
end % switch ft_senstype
% figure out if there are bad channels or channel groups that should be excluded
findbadchannel = strncmp('-', channel, length('-')); % bad channels start with '-'
badchannel = channel(findbadchannel);
if ~isempty(badchannel)
for i=1:length(badchannel)
badchannel{i} = badchannel{i}(2:end); % remove the '-' from the channel label
end
badchannel = ft_channelselection(badchannel, datachannel); % support exclusion of channel groups
end
% determine if any of the known groups is mentioned in the channel list
findall = find(strcmp(channel, 'all'));
% findreg (for the wildcards) is dealt with in the channel group specification above
findmeg = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEG'));
findemg = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EMG'));
findecg = find(strcmpi(channel, 'ECG'));
findeeg = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEG'));
findeeg1020 = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEG1020'));
findeeg1010 = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEG1010'));
findeeg1005 = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEG1005'));
findeegchwilla = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEGCHWILLA'));
findeegbham = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEGBHAM'));
findeegref = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EEGREF'));
findmegref = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREF'));
findmeggrad = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGGRAD'));
findmegplanar = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGPLANAR'));
findmegmag = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGMAG'));
findmegrefa = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREFA'));
findmegrefc = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREFC'));
findmegrefg = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREFG'));
findmegrefl = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREFL'));
findmegrefr = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREFR'));
findmegrefm = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGREFM'));
findmegtan = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGTAN'));
findmegrad = find(strcmpi(channel, 'MEGRAD'));
findeog = find(strcmpi(channel, 'EOG'));
findmz = find(strcmp(channel, 'MZ' ));
findml = find(strcmp(channel, 'ML' ));
findmr = find(strcmp(channel, 'MR' ));
findmlc = find(strcmp(channel, 'MLC'));
findmlf = find(strcmp(channel, 'MLF'));
findmlo = find(strcmp(channel, 'MLO'));
findmlp = find(strcmp(channel, 'MLP'));
findmlt = find(strcmp(channel, 'MLT'));
findmrc = find(strcmp(channel, 'MRC'));
findmrf = find(strcmp(channel, 'MRF'));
findmro = find(strcmp(channel, 'MRO'));
findmrp = find(strcmp(channel, 'MRP'));
findmrt = find(strcmp(channel, 'MRT'));
findmzc = find(strcmp(channel, 'MZC'));
findmzf = find(strcmp(channel, 'MZF'));
findmzo = find(strcmp(channel, 'MZO'));
findmzp = find(strcmp(channel, 'MZP'));
findnirs = find(strcmpi(channel, 'NIRS'));
findlfp = find(strcmpi(channel, 'lfp'));
findmua = find(strcmpi(channel, 'mua'));
findspike = find(strcmpi(channel, 'spike'));
findgui = find(strcmpi(channel, 'gui'));
% remove any occurences of groups in the channel list
channel([
findall
findreg
findmeg
findemg
findecg
findeeg
findeeg1020
findeeg1010
findeeg1005
findeegchwilla
findeegbham
findeegref
findmegref
findmeggrad
findmegplanar
findmegmag
findeog
findmz
findml
findmr
findmlc
findmlf
findmlo
findmlp
findmlt
findmrc
findmrf
findmro
findmrp
findmrt
findmzc
findmzf
findmzo
findmzp
findlfp
findmua
findspike
findnirs
findgui
]) = [];
% add the full channel labels to the channel list
if findall, channel = [channel; labelall]; end
if findreg, channel = [channel; labelreg]; end
if findmeg, channel = [channel; labelmeg]; end
if findecg, channel = [channel; labelecg]; end
if findemg, channel = [channel; labelemg]; end
if findeeg, channel = [channel; labeleeg]; end
if findeeg1020, channel = [channel; label1020]; end
if findeeg1010, channel = [channel; label1010]; end
if findeeg1005, channel = [channel; label1005]; end
if findeegchwilla, channel = [channel; labelchwilla]; end
if findeegbham, channel = [channel; labelbham]; end
if findeegref, channel = [channel; labelref]; end
if findmegref, channel = [channel; labelmegref]; end
if findmeggrad, channel = [channel; labelmeggrad]; end
if findmegplanar, channel = [channel; labelmegplanar]; end
if findmegmag, channel = [channel; labelmegmag]; end
if findmegrefa, channel = [channel; labelmegrefa]; end
if findmegrefc, channel = [channel; labelmegrefc]; end
if findmegrefg, channel = [channel; labelmegrefg]; end
if findmegrefl, channel = [channel; labelmegrefl]; end
if findmegrefr, channel = [channel; labelmegrefr]; end
if findmegrefm, channel = [channel; labelmegrefm]; end
if findmegtan, channel = [channel; labelmegtan]; end
if findmegrad, channel = [channel; labelmegrad]; end
if findeog, channel = [channel; labeleog]; end
if findmz , channel = [channel; labelmz ]; end
if findml , channel = [channel; labelml ]; end
if findmr , channel = [channel; labelmr ]; end
if findmlc, channel = [channel; labelmlc]; end
if findmlf, channel = [channel; labelmlf]; end
if findmlo, channel = [channel; labelmlo]; end
if findmlp, channel = [channel; labelmlp]; end
if findmlt, channel = [channel; labelmlt]; end
if findmrc, channel = [channel; labelmrc]; end
if findmrf, channel = [channel; labelmrf]; end
if findmro, channel = [channel; labelmro]; end
if findmrp, channel = [channel; labelmrp]; end
if findmrt, channel = [channel; labelmrt]; end
if findmzc, channel = [channel; labelmzc]; end
if findmzf, channel = [channel; labelmzf]; end
if findmzo, channel = [channel; labelmzo]; end
if findmzp, channel = [channel; labelmzp]; end
if findlfp, channel = [channel; labellfp]; end
if findmua, channel = [channel; labelmua]; end
if findspike, channel = [channel; labelspike]; end
if findnirs, channel = [channel; labelnirs]; end
% remove channel labels that have been excluded by the user
badindx = match_str(channel, badchannel);
channel(badindx) = [];
% remove channel labels that are not present in the data
chanindx = match_str(channel, datachannel);
channel = channel(chanindx);
if findgui
indx = select_channel_list(datachannel, match_str(datachannel, channel), 'Select channels');
channel = datachannel(indx);
end
% remove channels that occur more than once, this sorts the channels alphabetically
channel = unique(channel);
if isempty(channel) && ~recursion
% try whether only lowercase channel labels makes a difference
recursion = true;
channel = ft_channelselection(desired, lower(datachannel));
recursion = false;
% undo the conversion to lowercase, this sorts the channels alphabetically
[c, ia, ib] = intersect(channel, lower(datachannel));
channel = datachannel(ib);
end
if isempty(channel) && ~recursion
% try whether only uppercase channel labels makes a difference
recursion = true;
channel = ft_channelselection(desired, upper(datachannel));
recursion = false;
% undo the conversion to uppercase, this sorts the channels alphabetically
[c, ia, ib] = intersect(channel, lower(datachannel));
channel = datachannel(ib);
end
% undo the sorting, make the order identical to that of the data channels
[tmp, indx] = match_str(datachannel, channel);
channel = channel(indx);
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% helper function
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
function match = myregexp(pat, list)
match = false(size(list));
for i=1:numel(list)
match(i) = ~isempty(regexp(list{i}, pat, 'once'));
end