This documentation is for development version 0.18.dev0.


mne.datasets.misc.data_path(path=None, force_update=False, update_path=True, download=True, verbose=None)[source]

Get path to local copy of misc dataset.

path : None | str

Location of where to look for the misc dataset. If None, the environment variable or config parameter MNE_DATASETS_MISC_PATH is used. If it doesn’t exist, the “~/mne_data” directory is used. If the misc dataset is not found under the given path, the data will be automatically downloaded to the specified folder.

force_update : bool

Force update of the misc dataset even if a local copy exists.

update_path : bool | None

If True, set the MNE_DATASETS_MISC_PATH in mne-python config to the given path. If None, the user is prompted.

download : bool

If False and the misc dataset has not been downloaded yet, it will not be downloaded and the path will be returned as ‘’ (empty string). This is mostly used for debugging purposes and can be safely ignored by most users.

verbose : bool, str, int, or None

If not None, override default verbose level (see mne.verbose() and Logging documentation for more).

path : str

Path to misc dataset directory.