SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat 0.2.0

dotnet add package SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat --version 0.2.0
NuGet\Install-Package SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat -Version 0.2.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat" Version="0.2.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat --version 0.2.0
#r "nuget: SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat, 0.2.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat&version=0.2.0

// Install SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat&version=0.2.0

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SharpLibEuropeanDataFormat allows you to read EDF files typically used in medical applications. See EDF specification. Support for writing was left in place but is untested and most certainly broken.

This project is provided under the terms of the MIT license.

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The easiest way to make use of this library in your own project is to add a reference to the following NuGet package.

European Data Format

# Chars File description
8 ascii version of this data format (0)
80 ascii local patient identification
80 ascii local recording identification
8 ascii startdate of recording (
8 ascii starttime of recording (
8 ascii number of bytes in header record
44 ascii reserved
8 ascii number of data records
8 ascii duration of a data record, in seconds
4 ascii number of signals (ns) in data record
ns * 16 ascii ns * label (e.g. EEG Fpz-Cz or Body temp)
ns * 80 ascii ns * transducer type (e.g. AgAgCl electrode)
ns * 8 ascii ns * physical dimension (e.g. uV or degreeC)
ns * 8 ascii ns * physical minimum (e.g. -500 or 34)
ns * 8 ascii ns * physical maximum (e.g. 500 or 40)
ns * 8 ascii ns * digital minimum (e.g. -2048)
ns * 8 ascii ns * digital maximum (e.g. 2047)
ns * 80 ascii ns * prefiltering (e.g. HP:0.1Hz LP:75Hz)
ns * 8 ascii ns * nr of samples in each data record
ns * 32 ascii ns * reserved

Data Record

# Chars File description
nr of samples[1] * integer first signal in the data record
nr of samples[2] * integer second signal
nr of samples[ns] * integer last signal
Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Framework net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
0.2.0 159 1/8/2024
0.1.4 2,773 11/10/2020
0.1.3 1,266 3/25/2019
0.1.2 556 2/25/2019
0.1.1 567 2/25/2019
0.1.0 577 2/22/2019
0.0.6 813 8/9/2018
0.0.5 733 7/23/2018
0.0.4 757 7/23/2018
0.0.3 979 7/13/2018
0.0.2 870 7/13/2018

v0.2.0 Various bug fix and support for .NET 6, 7 and 8.
     v0.1.4 Support reading floating point record duration.
     v0.1.3 Making sure files can be shared while reading them.
     v0.1.2 Reading signal by name now returns Signal object.
     v0.1.1 Reading multiple single signals now works.
     v0.1.0 Adding the ability to read a single signal.
     v0.0.6 Adding function to compute signal sample time.
     v0.0.5 Fixing date parsing issue on machine with en-US format.
     v0.0.3 Start time and record time as DateTime. Various refactoring.