In this post you are going to learn how to create a simple experiment using the free experiment building software OpenSesame. As I have previously written about, OpenSesame, is an application, based on Python, for creating Psychology, Neuroscience, and Economics experiments. It offers a nice and easy to use interface. In this interface you can drag-and-drop different objects. This means that you don’t have to know any Python programming at all to create an experiment. If you need to know how to use images as stimuli you can see this OpenSesame Tutorial.
Month: March 2017
In this short post we are going to revisit the topic on how to carry out summary/descriptive statistics in Python. In the previous post, I used Pandas (but also SciPy and Numpy, see Descriptive Statistics Using Python) but now we are only going to use Numpy. The descriptive statistics we are going to calculate are the central tendency (in this case only the mean), standard deviation, percentiles (25 and 75), min, and max.
One of the great things with programming is that you can automate things that is boring. For instance, as a student I often got schedules in the form of Word documents.
I prefer to have all my activities in a digital calendar and used to manually enter every class, seminar, and so on from a course into my calendar. One day I got tired and thought that I could probably do automate this task using Python.
After some searching around on the Internet I found the Python packages python-docx and iCalendar. In this post I will show you how to use these to packages to create an iCalender file that can be loaded in to a lot of available calendars (e.g., Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar).