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FieldTrip buffer Java interface

The directory development/realtime/buffer/java contains a couple of Java classes that implement a client-side interface to the FieldTrip buffer (socket connections only). The classes wrap FieldTrip-style header structures, events, and client connections to a server. The implementation is not complete yet, and in particular only reading requests (GET_HDR, GET_DAT, GET_EVT, WAIT_DATA) are functional so far.

The following Java code example demonstrates how to use the interface:

import java.nio.*;
class testclient {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
      String hostname = "localhost";
      int port = 1972;
      Client C = new Client();    // might throw IOException
      C.connect(hostname, port);  // might throw IOException
      Header hdr = C.getHeader(); // might throw IOException
      System.out.println("#channels....: "+hdr.nChans);
      System.out.println("#samples.....: "+hdr.nSamples);
      System.out.println("#events......: "+hdr.nEvents);
      System.out.println("sampling freq: "+hdr.fSample);
      System.out.println("data type....: "+hdr.dataType);
      // print channel names, un-named channels, if existing 
      for (int n=0;n<hdr.nChans;n++) {
	 if (hdr.labels[n] != null) {
	    System.out.println("Ch. " + n + ": " + hdr.labels[n]);
      // try to read all data, auto-convert to floats if necessary
      float[][] data = C.getFloatData(0, hdr.nSamples-1);
      // access samples like data[sampleIndex][channelIndex] !
      // get raw data into a ByteBuffer without conversion
      DataDescription descr = new DataDescription();
      ByteBuffer rawBuf = C.getRawData(0, hdr.nSamples-1, descr);
      // inspect descr.nSamples, descr.nChans, descr.dataType for info on data
      // read events, if any	
      if (hdr.nEvents > 0) {
	 Event[] evs = C.getEvents(0,hdr.nEvents-1);
	 for (int n=0;n<evs.length;n++) {
	    System.out.println("Event: "+n+" Type="+evs[n].getTypeString()+" Value="+evs[n].getValueString());