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*WINDOWS: Psychopy installation. It is easier to intall Enthought Python Distribution that contains all the necessary dependencies than to install at hand one by one the dependencies. Using Enthought, however, I found incompatibilities with Visionegg. Installing the dependencies at hand I did not have problems to run both programs in the same computer. 
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[[Holcombe:VisionEgg|VisionEgg installation notes]]
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*OSX
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Site packages (like visionegg and psychopy non-standalone version) should reside in a directory given by, at python prompt:
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=Psychopy=
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<code>
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Most will want to simply download the .dmg of the executable from the psychopy website.
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from distutils.sysconfig import *
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print get_python_lib() </code>
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OSX confusingly has three places for Python packages, /System/Library/... and /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages and also /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages You probably want to use /Library/Frameworks/... version. (why are silverTow, sarah's iMac, and Kuna laptop all set to /Library/Python and how do I change that? Kuna nevertheless finds packages in /Library/Frameworks)  Some [http://wiki.python.org/moin/MacPython/Leopard python installation instructions], [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/118813/how-do-i-uninstall-python-from-osx-leopard-so-that-i-can-use-the-macports-versi related issue]
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==Developers==
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Developers can install a local version of the repository using github. See the instructions at the online psychopy documentation "for developers" section.
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Also see [http://groups.google.com/group/psychopy-dev/browse_thread/thread/a06b4a5e408d751f| these messages on the google group]
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This requires installation of the python library dependencies. On OSX, rather than installing all the dependencies one by one, you can download and run the installer for the Enthought Python Distribution. At the time of this writing (Feb 2012), it's available for free to academics.
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Once that is done, execute psychopy in the terminal with something like
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[http://www.python.org/doc/2.5.1/inst/standard-install.html Everything] I didn't want to know about installing python packages
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python /Users/alex/Documents/softwareStatsEquipment/programming_psychophysics/psychopy/psychopy/app/psychopyApp.py
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If you want to grab code from the bleeding edge repository version, you better know what's in [[Holcombe:SubversionEtc|subversion etc notes]]
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Rather than type that every time, create an alias, maybe called 'pp', by adding a line to your ~/.profile like this:
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Also info there in [[Holcombe:SubversionEtc|subversion etc notes]] about accessing standalone PsychopyIDE libraries from a terminal session.
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alias pp='python /Users/alex/Documents/softwareStatsEquipment/programming_psychophysics/psychopy/psychopy/app/psychopyApp.py'
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Psychopy will only run if the location of the dependencies is in your PYTHONPATH. Most of these will have been added by the Enthought Python Distrubtion installer, but not psychopy itself. To your ~/.profile file, add the path of psychopy itself with a line like:
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PYTHONPATH="/Users/alex/Documents/softwareStatsEquipment/programming_psychophysics/psychopy/:$PYTHONPATH
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==Installation experience of Fahed on Linux==
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The following error:
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<code>
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  /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/scipy/sparse/linalg/dsolve/linsolve.py:20
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      ' install scikits.umfpack instead', DeprecationWarning )
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</code>
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can be resolved by downloading this zip file [http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/changeset/5214?format=zip&new=5214 Scikits.umfpack] and placing the linsolve file within in the appropriate python directory.
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(search scikits.umfpack in google and download the latest).
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==installation experience with python2.5 on Intel laptop  --[[User:Alex O. Holcombe|Alex O. Holcombe]] 01:58, 23 March 2009 (EDT)==
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demos/mouse_pygame.py doesn't work because the default window type is pyglet, as revealed by
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<code>
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myWin = visual.Window((600.0,600.0), allowGUI=True, fullscrn=0)
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myWin.winType  #gives you pyglet
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</code>
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Pre-python 2.4, pygame is used for mouse functions, sounds, and other things. Could force use of pygame:
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<code>
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myWin = visual.Window((600.0,600.0), allowGUI=True, fullscrn=0, winType="pygame")
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</code>
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However still the way we draw things in our programs doesn't work, not sure why. Ah, apparently going to python2.5 is supposed to use pyglet for everything, which requires different functions for mouse polling (see demo: mouse.py) and maybe other minor changes, see next section:
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=== adapting to pyglet ===
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*The 'depth=-1' kwarg which I was using for fixation now makes it invisible. Just delete it, we don't seem to need it
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*The functions for polling the mouse have different names. I handle that by giving the functions the same names:
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  getMouseButtons = myMouse.getPressed
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  myMouse = event.mouse #pygame
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  getMouseButtons = myMouse.get_pressed
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=== older ===
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I think I didn't use that version (with pyglet extensions) with 2.5 yet. Will try to look into it.
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I think it's to do with PsychoPy selecting the wrong openGL to draw to (PyOpenGL and pyglet.GL aren't compatible and require different argument types). I should be able to look into it, but could you let me know which version of Pyglet (if any) you've installed?
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cheers, as ever, for the useful feedback,
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Alex Holcombe wrote:
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Hi Jon,
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We have a new machine and decided to try using psychopy with python2.5.  We installed from source PsychoPy-0.93.4 and tried to install the dependencies correctly by going through the list in the dependenciesOSXuniversal package for python2.4, and finding the appropriate packages on the web for python2.5. Unfortunately upon running the psychopy demos we get an error triggered by the visual.Patchstim commands, for example upon running clockface.py we get the following output:
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Traceback (most recent call last):
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File "clockface.py", line 12, in <module>
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  tex=None, mask=minHand,interpolate=False)
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File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/psychopy/visual.py", line 1030, in __init__
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  self._setTex(tex)
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File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/psychopy/visual.py", line 1533, in _setTexNoShaders
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  GL.glBindTexture(GL.GL_TEXTURE_1D, self.texID)#bind that name to the target
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ctypes.ArgumentError: argument 2: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: wrong type
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We can go back to using psychopy with python2.4 if necessary, but I thought I'd let you know about this as you mentioned on the webpage that you might provide Python2.5 installers if someone asked.  Incidentally, even other demo programs not dependent on visual seem to get errors, such as demo_sound.py, which gives the output at the bottom of this email.  Anyway no worries if you don't have time for this, thanks for all the code, we're happily using psychopy in conjunction with some visionEgg for all our experiments now.
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cheers
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Traceback (most recent call last):
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File "demo_sound.py", line 4, in <module>
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  sound.init(rate=22050, bits=16, stereo=True, buffer=1024)
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File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/psychopy/sound.py", line 67, in init
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  mixer.init(rate, bits, stereoChans, buffer) #defaults: 22050Hz, 16bit, stereo,
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pygame.error: Failed to start CoreAudio: AudioUnitSetProperty (kAudioUnitProperty_StreamFormat)
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On 26/02/2008, at 4:50 AM, Jon Peirce wrote:
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Hi Alex,
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two options. This is the code I used just to get thigns going, and tested against a parallel port on winXP. Pyglet sounds can be used alongside pygame for windowing etc... so that you don't need to change too much other code. One thing you should be aware of is the need to dispatch_events() for pyglet.media
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Alternatively, the pyglet backend for PsychoPy is nearly there. The only things missing are a set.gamma function for the window (do you need gamma correction?) and controls for the mouse. I'll try and have a new OS X build for you to play with in the next 1/2 hr. Obviously, going this route will need a bit more testing at your end to make sure it
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chrs, Jon
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#test the speed of a keypress detection
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import ctypes, numpy
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from psychopy import event, visual, core, _parallel
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import pyglet.media, pyglet.media.procedural
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class ArraySnd(pyglet.media.procedural.ProceduralSource):
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def __init__(self, data, sample_rate=44800, sample_size=16):
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    super(ArraySnd, self).__init__(duration,sample_rate, sample_size)
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        self.allData = (data*127+127).astype(numpy.uint8)
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def makeSine(duration, frequency=440, sample_rate=44800, sample_size=16):      step = frequency * (numpy.pi * 2) / sample_rate
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A = makeSine(1, 220, sample_size=16)
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LPT1 = 0x378#address for parallel port on many machines
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A.play()
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_parallel.out(LPT1, 2**(pinNumber-2))#sets just this pin to be high (pin2 represent databit 0, pin3=bit1...)
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clock = core.Clock()
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Members

Alex Holcombe
Sarah McIntyre
Fahed Jbarah
• Shih-Yu Lo
• Patrick Goodbourn
Lizzy Nguyen
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VisionEgg installation notes

Psychopy

Most will want to simply download the .dmg of the executable from the psychopy website.

Developers

Developers can install a local version of the repository using github. See the instructions at the online psychopy documentation "for developers" section. Also see these messages on the google group

This requires installation of the python library dependencies. On OSX, rather than installing all the dependencies one by one, you can download and run the installer for the Enthought Python Distribution. At the time of this writing (Feb 2012), it's available for free to academics. Once that is done, execute psychopy in the terminal with something like

python /Users/alex/Documents/softwareStatsEquipment/programming_psychophysics/psychopy/psychopy/app/psychopyApp.py

Rather than type that every time, create an alias, maybe called 'pp', by adding a line to your ~/.profile like this:

alias pp='python /Users/alex/Documents/softwareStatsEquipment/programming_psychophysics/psychopy/psychopy/app/psychopyApp.py'

Psychopy will only run if the location of the dependencies is in your PYTHONPATH. Most of these will have been added by the Enthought Python Distrubtion installer, but not psychopy itself. To your ~/.profile file, add the path of psychopy itself with a line like:

PYTHONPATH="/Users/alex/Documents/softwareStatsEquipment/programming_psychophysics/psychopy/:$PYTHONPATH
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