Pros and Cons of PsychoPy for designing psychological experiments?

Is PsychoPy good?

Psychopy is a very useful tool. It combines a great experimental control with a gentle learning curve. Its multiplatform capabilities together with its open access approach makes it a great contribution, helping researchers in ways that few other software can. Its impact is more than remarkable.

What is PsychoPy used for?

PsychoPy is an open source software package written in the Python programming language primarily for use in neuroscience and experimental psychology research.

How do you make an experiment with PsychoPy?


When you first start up psycho Pi you'll find two windows come open one is the build of view which allows you to construct your experiments graphically.

Does PsychoPy use Python?

The Python library for data analysis is called Pandas. Since PsychoPy is built on Python, we will have to understand a bit of Python before we use PsychoPy. Go to the coder view and type the following.

What is PsychoPy builder?

PsychoPy® builder view is writing you a python script “under the hood” of your experiment, but if you want to run an experiment online it can also compile a javascript version of your task using PsychoPy’s sister library PsychoJS.

Is PsychoPy free?

PsychoPy is a free cross-platform package which allows you to run a wide range of experiments in the behavioural sciences (neuroscience, psychology, psychophysics, linguistics …).

Is PsychoPy open source?

PsychoPy® is an open-source package for running experiments in Python (a real and free alternative to Matlab). PsychoPy® combines the graphical strengths of OpenGL with simple Python syntax to give scientists a free and simple stimulus presentation and control package.

How do I set up PsychoPy?

Ensure you have Python 3.6 and the latest version of pip installed:

  1. python –version pip –version.
  2. pip install -e .
  3. “C:\PATH_TO_PYTHON3.6\python.exe C:\PATH_TO_CLONED_PSYCHOPY_REPO\psychopy\app\psychopyApp.py”
  4. python C:\PATH_TO_CLONED_PSYCHOPY_REPO\psychopy\app\psychopyApp.