PandaEPL is a cross-platform spatial navigation experiment programming library. It supersedes PyEPL's VR module, although PyEPL is still recommended for programming experiments with 2D stimuli. Technical details and sample usage are described in a forthcoming paper.
At minimum, PandaEPL requires:
Sound playback and recording are supported by interfacing with the <<ExtLink(http://www.speech.kth.se/snack,tkSnack)>> library. Joystick input is supported by interfacing with <<ExtLink(http://www.pygame.org,PyGame)>>. Both libraries are optional and are required only if you wish to use the corresponding features.
After installing the above dependencies, you may download PandaEPL by clicking <<ExtLink(/files/software/pandaepl/pandaepl.zip,here)>>. Installation is simple and makes use of Python's standard Distutils mechanism. From a command prompt, navigate to the unzipped directory and type:
`python setup_without_activewire.py install`
If you wish to use the ActiveWire card to synchronize multiple computers, and you have the appropriate drivers installed, substitute `setup_without_activewire.py` with `setup.py`.
The sample experiment outlined in the forthcoming PandaEPL paper may be downloaded by clicking <<ExtLink(/files/software/pandaepl/dboyLite.zip,here)>> (~55mb). Refer to the included README file for instructions.
PandaEPL and all accompanying software is distributed under the terms of the Modified BSD License.
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