[Eeglablist] Why does GUI not update the "filename" field after I save a new dataset?

Arnaud Delorme arno at salk.edu
Fri Feb 14 16:34:19 PST 2014


Hi James,

I believe this was reported as a bug

https://sccn.ucsd.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1332

and it was fixed recently in version 13.1.1b - pop_newset.m, fix saving datasets from the graphic interface (SVN 10240). 
Let us know if it solves the problem.
Thanks,

Arno

On Feb 13, 2014, at 7:58 AM, James Jones-Rounds <jj324 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
> I'm just curious about a quirk in the dataset editing process in EEGLAB (I'm using version 13).
> 
> When I make a change to a dataset using the GUI, such as deleting some channels with pop_select, for example, the pop_newset window shows up afterwards asking me what to name the dataset, whether to save it (and with what filename), and then whether to overwrite the old one in EEGLAB's memory. This is fine. What I usually do is fill in the new dataset name, browse to a folder location and indicate that I want to save the new dataset, with a name that I give it, and often I don't overwrite the old dataset in memory.
> 
> Afterwards is the problem, because when I return to the GUI, the dataset name and all the relevant fields will have updated, all except the "filename" field, which is now empty (it says "none"). 
> 
> Why is that? Shouldn't the filename for this new dataset be exactly the filename that I just gave it? EEGLAB does indeed successfully save the new dataset to my hard drive with the correct name, so that part is fine. It's just disconcerting after saving a dataset, for the GUI to tell me the new dataset has no filename. When I then go to save the dataset (not "save as"), I have to manually give it a name, which I usually indicate to be the name I just gave it (clicking "yes" to overwrite the dataset on my hard drive that already has that name, because it's the same dataset I am saving now).
> 
> Does this make sense? Does this happen to everyone? Is there a reason why EEGLAB does this?
> 
> Thank you for reading this and I appreciate your comments!
> 
> James
> 
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> James Jones-Rounds
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> Human Development EEG and Psychophysiology (HEP) Laboratory,
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