How to start a RAVE dashboard

What’s RAVE & ravedash

RAVE is an abbreviation for “R Analysis and Visualization of intracranial EEG”, an integrated toolbox written in R for statistical rigorous and reproducible pipelines. The official wiki-page is at rave wiki

ravedash is the dashboard system for RAVE with the following goals:

Set up the templates

ravedash requires additional templates from RAVE built-in pipelines (released under MIT license). You can always start with this template and expand from there.

To download the template, simply run the following one-time command:


Manage the dashboard

To start a ravedash application, you need to create a session first.

sess <- ravedash::new_session()

To launch the session


A session is essentially a folder located on your hard drive. The folder contains a copy of all the modules that are currently installed as well as intermediate data, allowing you to always resume sessions from where it is left off (depends on the module implementation).

For example, it might take very long time to visually inspect hundreds of electrodes one-by-one. The ravedash session allows you to shutdown the application without losing the current configurations, and resume the analysis later on.

To resume the session, you can use use_session with the session ID, or simply list all the sessions using list_session.

#> [[1]]
#> RAVE session <session-220619-155630-EDT-PB0P>
#>   Path: /Users/dipterix/rave_data/cache_dir/session-220619-155630-EDT-PB0P 
#>   Date created: 2022-06-19 15:56:30 EDT 
#> Please run `x$launch_session()` to launch the session.

sess <- ravedash::use_session("session-220619-155630-EDT-PB0P")

Develop your own modules

RAVE provides RStudio templates to extend modules. Please contact and request for a demo. The official document is under development.