How to Install PsychoPy on Linux Mint

Installing PsychoPy on Linux Mint was not straight forward.  This is a short guide on how to install PsychoPy on Linux Mint Debian edition. After some searching around on forums and such I found a solution and put it together in one place. PsychoPy is an application written in Python for creating experiments (e.g., for psychology or neuroscience). See my post PsychoPy – Free and Open Source Experiment builder written in Python for my thoughts on the software..

First you add the neuro debian repository:

wget -O- 
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neurodebian.sources.list
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 0xA5D32F012649A5A9

Update: you may need to change the keyserver (I have not tested, however):

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 0xA5D32F012649A5A9

The code above is using a German mirror (follow the link to choose another one). When you have chosen your mirror, added the repository:

sudo apt-get update

Now you are now ready to install Psychopy and dependencies:

sudo apt-get install psychopy python-wxgtk3.0 python-yaml python-psutil
sudo apt-get install python-tables python-yaml python-pyo

Note that you need to change to the proper wxgtk-version (as for 2015-04-15 it was 3.0 on LMDE). Also, if you want to use Pygame you should add that package (python-pygame).

However, you still need to install avbin. Choose your architecture (i.e., 32 or 64) and download from, go to the directory where you downloaded the file:

tar xfv avbin-linux-x86-64-7.tar.gz | bash
That is it, now PsychoPy and dependencies are installed. You should be able to run PsychoPy in Linux Mint Debian now (if not, please let me know!).
Edit: today when I tried to run PsychoPy it could not find the module pandas (python-pandas). You might have to install it to get it to work (2015-04-25).
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