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=Installing Python and Psychopy=
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=Installing Python 2 and Psychopy 2 for Windows=
  
Do you want to install Psychopy? Please refer to the psychopy installation [http://www.psychopy.org/installation.html page] or keep reading. Instructions for Windows users are below those for Linux users.
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Do you want to install Psychopy? Please refer to the psychopy installation [http://www.psychopy.org/installation.html page] or keep reading. Instructions for non-Windows users and anaconda users are [https://www.socsci.ru.nl/wilberth/python/installation.html here]
  
==Linux==
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==Windows (Vista and later) stand-alone==
  
===System installer===
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If you do not use Python for purposes other than PsychoPy experiments, you are advised to use the PsychoPy stand-alone Windows [http://psychopy.org/installation.html installer]. Choose StandalonePsychoPy-1.85.4-win32.exe or something newer if present.
  
If you have a debian-like system (Ubunutu, Debian), The newest version of Psychopy is available from [http://neuro.debian.net/ neurodebian.] Adding the neurodebian installation source before continuing will improve your experience.
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===Stand-alone, post install===
  
On Linux systems installing Python and the required libraries is usually possible with your systems's software installer. Just click Psychopy and you are ready to go. The installer will make sure that all you need is installed.
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You may want to install additional packages. For instance the RuSocSci package for using the buttonbox.
  
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The authors of Psychopy have written these [http://www.psychopy.org/recipes/addCustomModules.html instructions] for this.
  
Additionally you may want tot install a number of much used libraries:
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Alternatively you may want to install additional packages using the following method:
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* open a command window with administrative privileges (start -> 'cmd' -> run as administrator)
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* Go to the folder containing ''pip.py'' (C: -> CD "Program Files(x86)\PsychoPy...\...\...")
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* for each package that you want to install type ''python pip.py install <package name>''
  
* python-serial
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==Windows (Vista and later) with PsychoPy 1.85 as library==
* python-opengl
 
* python-qt4
 
* python-wxgtk
 
* python-pyglet
 
* python-pygame
 
* python-pyaudio (portaudio)
 
* python-opencv
 
* python-pip
 
* python-setuptools
 
  
The names above are those for Ubuntu and friends (Kubuntu, Lubuntu). The names of then packages may slightly vary for other Unices.
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If you already have Python 2.7 installed on your computer or if you want to use Python for other purposes as well, you are advised to install PsychoPy as library.  
 
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'''Note''' that for the first two steps in the following instructions you need administrative privileges.  
===PyPI===
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Chronological instructions:
 
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# (skip this step if you have Python 2.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Uninstall all versions of Python 2 that you installed previously. Use ''Programs and Features'' in the Control Panel. Also uninstall all Python packages that you see in ''Programs and Features''. Remove ''C:\Python27''.
In addition to this you may want tot install some packages from the Python Package index (PyPI). The python-pip package contains a nice tool for this called ''pip''. To install for instance the RuSocSci type the following: ''sudo pip install RuSocSci''. The system will respond with something like:
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# (skip this step if you have Python 2.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Install the newest 32 bit version of Python 2.7. You can download it [https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.14/python-2.7.14.msi here]. If that does not work, go [https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2714/ here] and choose the 32 bit installer (Windows x86 MSI Installer). During installation choose 'add python.exe to path'. It is the last option in the list and may not be visible without scrolling down.
 
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# Logout and login again.
 
example:~&gt; sudo pip install -U RuSocSci
 
Downloading/unpacking RuSocSci
 
  Downloading RuSocSci-0.6.6.zip
 
  Running setup.py egg_info for package RuSocSci
 
 
Downloading/unpacking pyserial (from RuSocSci)
 
  Downloading pyserial-2.7.tar.gz (122Kb): 122Kb downloaded
 
  Running setup.py egg_info for package pyserial
 
 
Installing collected packages: RuSocSci, pyserial
 
  Found existing installation: RuSocSci 0.6.6
 
    Uninstalling RuSocSci:
 
      Successfully uninstalled RuSocSci
 
  Running setup.py install for RuSocSci
 
 
  Found existing installation: pyserial 2.7
 
    Uninstalling pyserial:
 
      Successfully uninstalled pyserial
 
  Running setup.py install for pyserial
 
    changing mode of build/scripts-2.7/miniterm.py from 644 to 755
 
 
    changing mode of /usr/local/bin/miniterm.py to 755
 
Successfully installed RuSocSci pyserial
 
Cleaning up...
 
 
 
You are now ready to use PsychoPy. Packages you may want to install with pip include:
 
 
 
* rusocsci
 
* moviepy
 
 
 
==Windows stand-alone==
 
 
 
If you do not use Python for purposes other than PsychoPy experiments, you are advised to use the PsychoPy stand-alone Windows [http://psychopy.org/installation.html installer]. Choose StandalonePsychoPy-1.85.2-win32.exe or something newer if present. After installation please continue at Windows post install
 
 
 
==Windows with PsychoPy 1.85.3 as library==
 
 
 
If you already have Python 2.7 installed on your computer or if you want to use Python for other purposes as well, you are advised to install PsychoPy as library. This is substantially more work. Perhaps you would really prefer installing Linux on your system rather than doing this.
 
 
 
Doing this has become simpler with psychopy 1.85.3. Note that for the first two steps in the following instructions you need administrative privileges and for the third one it may be necessary. Chronological instructions:
 
 
 
# Install the newest 32 bit version of Python 2.7. You can download it [https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.13/python-2.7.13.msi here]. If that does not work, go [https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2713/ here] and choose the 32 bit installer (Windows x86 MSI Installer). During installation choose 'add python.exe to path'.
 
 
# Install [https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxpython/files/wxPython/2.8.12.1/wxPython2.8-win32-unicode-2.8.12.1-py27.exe/download wxwidgets 2.8] If that does not work, go [https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxpython/files/wxPython/2.8.12.1/ here] and choose wxPython2.8-win64-unicode-2.8.12.1-py27.exe. It is the ancient library used by PsychoPy for its IDE. It is essential that you do NOT install wxpython/wxwidgets from another source.
 
# Install [https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxpython/files/wxPython/2.8.12.1/wxPython2.8-win32-unicode-2.8.12.1-py27.exe/download wxwidgets 2.8] If that does not work, go [https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxpython/files/wxPython/2.8.12.1/ here] and choose wxPython2.8-win64-unicode-2.8.12.1-py27.exe. It is the ancient library used by PsychoPy for its IDE. It is essential that you do NOT install wxpython/wxwidgets from another source.
 
# Download this [https://www.socsci.ru.nl/wilberth/nocms/python/DEPS1853.txt file] (right-click -&gt; save link as...) with all other requirements. Use Windows file Explorer to go to the folder where you downloaded it. Shift-right-click to the right of the files (make sure the window is wide enough). Choose 'Open command window here'. From a command line type: <br /><tt>pip install -r DEPS1853.txt</tt><br /> Enjoy watching, and see if there are any errors.
 
# Download this [https://www.socsci.ru.nl/wilberth/nocms/python/DEPS1853.txt file] (right-click -&gt; save link as...) with all other requirements. Use Windows file Explorer to go to the folder where you downloaded it. Shift-right-click to the right of the files (make sure the window is wide enough). Choose 'Open command window here'. From a command line type: <br /><tt>pip install -r DEPS1853.txt</tt><br /> Enjoy watching, and see if there are any errors.
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I thank [http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/ Christoph Gohlke] for compiling the individual packages
 
I thank [http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/ Christoph Gohlke] for compiling the individual packages
  
==Windows post install==
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==As Library, post install==
 
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Many packages are already present. You have a working system now. You may want to install more. Popular packages are in [https://www.socsci.ru.nl/wilberth/nocms/python/DEPS1853_extra.txt DEPS1853_extra.txt]. You can install them the same way you installed the psychopy dependencies.
You may want to consider installing many more packages. Unless otherwise noted, they can be installed with pip.
 
  
* lxml
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For the Spyder IDE you may want to make a link that opens C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\spyder\app\start.py with C:\Python27\pythonw.exe and has C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\spyder\images\spyder.png as icon (In older Windows versions you may have to convert the image to icon format first).
* dateutils
 
* antigravity
 
* kivy
 
* expyriment
 
* opencv2 (copy cv2.pyd to /Lib)
 
* PresPy.pyd (copy /Lib) to use python scripts with Neurobs presentation stimuli.
 
* avbin5. You can download it [https://code.google.com/p/avbin/ here] or better [https://github.com/AVbin/AVbin/downloads here]. Choose Version 5 binary release, Windows (32-bit x86). Copy avbin.dll into WOW64.
 
* pyo. You can download it [http://code.google.com/p/pyo/downloads/list here]. Choose a the newest ...py2.7_setup.exe.
 
* PyQt/ PySide. You can download it [http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/download here]. Choose the newest PyQt4 Python 2.7 32 bit Windows installer. PySide is available from pypi.
 
* PyQtGraph. You can download it [http://www.pyqtgraph.org/ here].
 
  
==Anaconda==
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Some packages were not in the file, since installing them that way is not possible:
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* PresPy, Neurobs Presentation stimuli from Python. Make a login on the Neurobs website, download PresPy.pyd and put it in C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\.
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* Kivy, installation is problematic in Windows.
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* [https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/download/ PyCharm]
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* [http://psignifit.sourceforge.net/INSTALL_WINDOWS.html Psignifit]
  
On all operating systems you can use Anaconda. After installation of anaconda:
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=Installing Python 3 and Psychopy 3 for Windows=
  
Use ''conda'' or ''anaconda-navigator'' to install: wxpython, pandas, lxml, opencv (opencv and vlc are necessary for moviestim2)
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If you already have Python 3.7 installed on your computer or if you want to use Python for other purposes as well, you are advised to install PsychoPy as library.
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'''Note''' that for the first two steps in the following instructions you need administrative privileges.
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Chronological instructions:
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# (skip this step if you have Python 3.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Uninstall all versions of Python 3 that you installed previously. Use ''Programs and Features'' in the Control Panel. Also uninstall all Python packages that you see in ''Programs and Features''. Remove ''C:\Program Files(32)\Python3-32''.
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# (skip this step if you have Python 3.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Install the newest 32 bit version of Python 3.7. You can download it [https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.7.3/Python-3.7.3.tar.xz here]. If that does not work, go [https://www.python.org/downloads/ here] and choose the 32 bit installer. During installation choose 'add python.exe to path'.
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# Download this [https://www.socsci.ru.nl/wilberth/nocms/python/DEPS3.txt file] (right-click -&gt; save link as...) with all other requirements. Ope a command window with administrative privileges and to go to the folder where you downloaded it. From the command line type: <br /><tt>pip install -r DEPS3.txt</tt><br /> Enjoy watching, and see if there are any errors.
  
Use ''conda'' or ''anaconda-navigator'' to add the channel ''cogsci'' and install psychopy 1.82.
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I thank [http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/ Christoph Gohlke] for compiling the individual packages. If you want to use 64 bit Python 3.7, use this [https://www.socsci.ru.nl/wilberth/nocms/python/DEPS3_64.txt dependency file].
  
Do you like this method? Ask me to make a channel containing the newest Psychopy.
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=Installing Python 2 and Psychopy 2, Linux=
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If you have a Debian based Linux (such as Ubuntu), add the [http://neuro.debian.net/ Neurodabian] repository and then type:
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<pre>
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sudo apt install psychopy
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</pre>
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Use the start menu or type ''psychopy'' to start the UI, or use the library from your favorite IDE or from the command line.
  
Your quest to install PsychoPy on Windows has finished. Welcome, brave sir Knight. Welcome to the Castle Anthrax.
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=Installing Python 3 and Psychopy 3, Linux=
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In ''Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver'' (and probably in other ubuntu versions too) type:
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<pre>
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sudo apt install python3 python3-pip python3-scipy python3-wxgtk-webview4.0 ffmpeg vlc
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sudo -H pip3 install psychopy python-vlc rusocsci
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</pre>
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Use the start menu or type ''psychopy'' to start the UI, or use the library from your favorite IDE or from the command line.

Latest revision as of 17:20, 23 January 2020

Installing Python 2 and Psychopy 2 for Windows

Do you want to install Psychopy? Please refer to the psychopy installation page or keep reading. Instructions for non-Windows users and anaconda users are here

Windows (Vista and later) stand-alone

If you do not use Python for purposes other than PsychoPy experiments, you are advised to use the PsychoPy stand-alone Windows installer. Choose StandalonePsychoPy-1.85.4-win32.exe or something newer if present.

Stand-alone, post install

You may want to install additional packages. For instance the RuSocSci package for using the buttonbox.

The authors of Psychopy have written these instructions for this.

Alternatively you may want to install additional packages using the following method:

  • open a command window with administrative privileges (start -> 'cmd' -> run as administrator)
  • Go to the folder containing pip.py (C: -> CD "Program Files(x86)\PsychoPy...\...\...")
  • for each package that you want to install type python pip.py install <package name>

Windows (Vista and later) with PsychoPy 1.85 as library

If you already have Python 2.7 installed on your computer or if you want to use Python for other purposes as well, you are advised to install PsychoPy as library. Note that for the first two steps in the following instructions you need administrative privileges. Chronological instructions:

  1. (skip this step if you have Python 2.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Uninstall all versions of Python 2 that you installed previously. Use Programs and Features in the Control Panel. Also uninstall all Python packages that you see in Programs and Features. Remove C:\Python27.
  2. (skip this step if you have Python 2.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Install the newest 32 bit version of Python 2.7. You can download it here. If that does not work, go here and choose the 32 bit installer (Windows x86 MSI Installer). During installation choose 'add python.exe to path'. It is the last option in the list and may not be visible without scrolling down.
  3. Logout and login again.
  4. Install wxwidgets 2.8 If that does not work, go here and choose wxPython2.8-win64-unicode-2.8.12.1-py27.exe. It is the ancient library used by PsychoPy for its IDE. It is essential that you do NOT install wxpython/wxwidgets from another source.
  5. Download this file (right-click -> save link as...) with all other requirements. Use Windows file Explorer to go to the folder where you downloaded it. Shift-right-click to the right of the files (make sure the window is wide enough). Choose 'Open command window here'. From a command line type:
    pip install -r DEPS1853.txt
    Enjoy watching, and see if there are any errors.
  6. Now Psychopy is installed on your system. You may want to make a link that opens C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\psychopy\app\psychopyApp.py with C:\Python27\pythonw.exe and has C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\psychopy\app\Resources\psychopy.ico as icon.

I thank Christoph Gohlke for compiling the individual packages

As Library, post install

Many packages are already present. You have a working system now. You may want to install more. Popular packages are in DEPS1853_extra.txt. You can install them the same way you installed the psychopy dependencies.

For the Spyder IDE you may want to make a link that opens C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\spyder\app\start.py with C:\Python27\pythonw.exe and has C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\spyder\images\spyder.png as icon (In older Windows versions you may have to convert the image to icon format first).

Some packages were not in the file, since installing them that way is not possible:

  • PresPy, Neurobs Presentation stimuli from Python. Make a login on the Neurobs website, download PresPy.pyd and put it in C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\.
  • Kivy, installation is problematic in Windows.
  • PyCharm
  • Psignifit

Installing Python 3 and Psychopy 3 for Windows

If you already have Python 3.7 installed on your computer or if you want to use Python for other purposes as well, you are advised to install PsychoPy as library. Note that for the first two steps in the following instructions you need administrative privileges. Chronological instructions:

  1. (skip this step if you have Python 3.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Uninstall all versions of Python 3 that you installed previously. Use Programs and Features in the Control Panel. Also uninstall all Python packages that you see in Programs and Features. Remove C:\Program Files(32)\Python3-32.
  2. (skip this step if you have Python 3.7 32 bit installed already and you want to keep it) Install the newest 32 bit version of Python 3.7. You can download it here. If that does not work, go here and choose the 32 bit installer. During installation choose 'add python.exe to path'.
  3. Download this file (right-click -> save link as...) with all other requirements. Ope a command window with administrative privileges and to go to the folder where you downloaded it. From the command line type:
    pip install -r DEPS3.txt
    Enjoy watching, and see if there are any errors.

I thank Christoph Gohlke for compiling the individual packages. If you want to use 64 bit Python 3.7, use this dependency file.

Installing Python 2 and Psychopy 2, Linux

If you have a Debian based Linux (such as Ubuntu), add the Neurodabian repository and then type:

sudo apt install psychopy

Use the start menu or type psychopy to start the UI, or use the library from your favorite IDE or from the command line.

Installing Python 3 and Psychopy 3, Linux

In Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver (and probably in other ubuntu versions too) type:

sudo apt install python3 python3-pip python3-scipy python3-wxgtk-webview4.0 ffmpeg vlc
sudo -H pip3 install psychopy python-vlc rusocsci

Use the start menu or type psychopy to start the UI, or use the library from your favorite IDE or from the command line.