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

Get path to local copy of spm dataset.

path : None | str

Location of where to look for the spm dataset. If None, the environment variable or config parameter MNE_DATASETS_SPM_DATA_PATH is used. If it doesn’t exist, the “~/mne_data” directory is used. If the spm 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 spm dataset even if a local copy exists.

update_path : bool | None

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

download : bool

If False and the spm 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()).

path : str

Path to spm dataset directory.