# [Eeglablist] Convert 256 channels to 128 channels EGI with interpolation

Gabriel Della Bella gabyarg25 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 12:57:05 PDT 2021

```Hi, I have a dataset which was acquired using the HydroCel GSN 256 and I
was trying to make a conversion to 128 channels as if it was acquired with
the HydroCel GSN 128. I have both channel maps.
Someone in this similar question:
https://sccn.ucsd.edu/pipermail/eeglablist/2017/012914.html suggested doing
an interpolation. I used a function called spheric_spline from the file
eeg_interp.m in EEGLAB to do so, and I wanted to know if it's ok to do it
that way or if I'm perhaps missing something. Here's the code:

function [ newdata ] = interp_128(EEG, chanlocs_interp)
% Takes EEG struct with chanlocs and interpolates the data
% at the coordinates given by chanlocs_interp (chanlocs struct)

%Normalization of EEG.chanlocs
xelec = [EEG.chanlocs.X];
yelec = [EEG.chanlocs.Y];
zelec = [EEG.chanlocs.Z];
rad = sqrt(xelec.^2+yelec.^2+zelec.^2);
xelec = xelec ./ rad;
yelec = yelec ./ rad;
zelec = zelec ./ rad;

%Normalization of chanlocs_interp
xelec_interp = [chanlocs_interp.X];
yelec_interp = [chanlocs_interp.Y];
zelec_interp = [chanlocs_interp.Z];
rad_interp = sqrt(xelec_interp.^2+yelec_interp.^2+zelec_interp.^2);
xelec_interp = xelec_interp ./ rad_interp;
yelec_interp = yelec_interp ./ rad_interp;
zelec_interp = zelec_interp ./ rad_interp;

eegdata = EEG.data;

%Reshape into channels x samples*epochs
channels = size(eegdata,1);
samples = size(eegdata,2);
epochs = size(eegdata,3);
if epochs ~= 1
eegdata = reshape(eegdata, channels, samples*epochs);
end

channels_interp = length(chanlocs_interp);

%Interpolation
newdata = zeros(channels_interp, samples*epochs);
for i=1:channels_interp
display(['Interpolating channel ', num2str(i)])
[~,~,~,tmpdata] = spheric_spline(xelec, yelec, zelec,
xelec_interp(i), yelec_interp(i), zelec_interp(i), eegdata);
newdata(i, :) = tmpdata;
end

newdata = reshape(newdata, channels_interp, samples, epochs);

end
```

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