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Psychology
Debian Med packages for psychology

This metapackage contains dependencies for a collection of software which might be helpful for psychological research.

The list to the right includes various software projects which are of some interest to the Debian Med Project. Currently, only a few of them are available as Debian packages. It is our goal, however, to include all software in Debian Med which can sensibly add to a high quality Debian Pure Blend.

For a better overview of the project's availability as a Debian package, each head row has a color code according to this scheme:

If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Med to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Med mailing list

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Debian Med Psychology packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Praat
Programa para el análisis y síntesis de voz
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De acuerdo con sus autores, praat es «hacer fonética con la máquina». A través de su interfaz gráfica,están disponibles algunas funcionalidades de análisis de voz : espectogramas, cocleogramas y afinación y extracción de formantes. También están disponibles tanto síntesis articulatoria como síntesis de afinación, formantes e intensidad. Otras funciones son segmentación, etiquetado utilizando el alfabeto fonético y cálculo de estadísticas. Praat es configurable y extensible a través de su propio lenguaje para elaborar scripts y comunicarse con otros programas.

Please cite: Paul Boersma: Praat, a system for doing phonetics by computer. Glot International 5(9/10):341-345 (2001)
Psignifit
Ajuste y prueba de hipótesis acerca de las funciones psicométricas
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Psignifit permite el ajuste de las funciones psicométricas a los conjuntos de datos, mientras mantiene el control total sobre un gran número de parámetros. Los datos se pueden obtener a partir de archivos de texto, o a través de una tubería «pipe».

Psignifit realiza el cálculo de los intervalos de confianza, así como pruebas de bondad de ajuste.

Esta es la versión para línea de comandos.

Psychopy
environment for creating psychology stimuli in Python
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PsychoPy provides an environment for creating psychology stimuli using Python scripting language. It combines the graphical strengths of OpenGL with easy Python syntax to give psychophysics a free and simple stimulus presentation and control package.

The goal is to provide, for the busy scientist, tools to control timing and windowing and a simple set of pre-packaged stimuli and methods. PsychoPy features

  • IDE GUI for coding in a powerful scripting language (Python)
  • Builder GUI for rapid development of stimulation sequences
  • Use of hardware-accelerated graphics (OpenGL)
  • Integration with Spectrascan PR650 for easy monitor calibration
  • Simple routines for staircase and constant stimuli experimental methods as well as curve-fitting and bootstrapping
  • Simple (or complex) GUIs via wxPython
  • Easy interfaces to joysticks, mice, sound cards etc. via PyGame
  • Video playback (MPG, DivX, AVI, QuickTime, etc.) as stimuli
The package is enhanced by the following packages: python-pyoptical
Please cite: J. W. Peirce: PsychoPy - Psychophysics software in Python. (2007)
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Python-pyepl
module for coding psychology experiments in Python
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PyEPL is a stimuli delivery and response registration toolkit to be used for generating psychology (as well as neuroscience, marketing research, and other) experiments.

It provides

  • presentation: both visual and auditory stimuli
  • responses registration: both manual (keyboard/joystick) and sound (microphone) time-stamped
  • sync-pulsing: synchronizing your behavioral task with external acquisition hardware
  • flexibility of encoding various experiments due to the use of Python as a description language
  • fast execution of critical points due to the calls to linked compiled libraries

This toolbox is here to be an alternative for a widely used commercial product E'(E-Prime)

This package provides PyEPL for supported versions of Python.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: python-pyoptical
Python-pypsignifit
psychometric analysis of psychophysics data in Python
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Psignifit allows fitting of psychometric functions to datasets while maintaining full control over a large number of parameters. Psignifit performs the calculation of confidence intervals as well as goodness-of-fit tests. In addition it offers:

  • full Bayesian treatment of psychometric functions including Bayesian model selection and goodness of fit assessment
  • identification of influential observations and outlier detection
  • flexible shape definition of the psychometric function

This package provides the Python bindings.

R-cran-foreign
GNU R package to read/write data from other stat. systems
Maintainer: Dirk Eddelbuettel
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This package provides functions for reading and writing data stored by statistical packages such as Minitab, S, SAS, SPSS, Stata, ...

This package is part of the set of packages that are 'recommended' by R Core and shipped with upstream source releases of R itself.

R-cran-psy
GNU R procedures for psychometrics
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This package includes several procedures used in psychometrics and scaling, including:

  • Cohen's Kappa and weighted Kappa (two-rater agreement tests)
  • Cronbach's Alpha (an item-reliability test)
  • Focused Principal Components Analysis
  • Intraclass correlation coefficients
  • Light's Kappa (an N-rater agreement test)
  • Screeplots and graphical representations of principal components
Remark of Debian Med team: r-cran-psy is orphaned upstream.

Hint to users of statistical psychological software. This package seems to be orphaned upstream. There are several related packages at CRAN for instance. See the list of prospective packages below and drop the Debian Med team a note if you are interested in one of them.

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Python-visionegg
Python library for 2D/3D visual stimulus generation
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The Vision Egg is a programming library that uses standard, inexpensive computer graphics cards to produce visual stimuli for vision research experiments.

Please cite: Andrew D. Straw: Vision Egg: An Open-Source Library for Realtime Visual Stimulus Generation. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 2(4) (2008)
Science-psychophysics
Debian Science packages for Psychophysics
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This metapackage will install Debian packages which might be useful for carrying out any experiment relating physical stimuli and their psychological effects.

The selection of packages is targeting software for stimuli delivery. For additional software related to the analysis of the acquired data refer to science-neuroscience-cognitive, med-imaging depending on the domain of application. Additionally look into science-bci since those often provide a complete loop frameworks including stimuli delivery.

Unofficial packages built by somebody else

Miscpsycho
Miscellaneous Psychometric Analyses
License: GPL
Language: R

Miscellaneous functions for psychometric problems

Psych
Procedures for Psychological, Psychometric, and Personality Research
License: GPL2+
Language: R

A number of routines for personality, psychometrics and experimental psychology. Functions are primarily for scale construction using factor analysis, cluster analysis and reliability analysis, although others provide basic descriptive statistics. Functions for simulating particular item and test structures are included. Several functions serve as a useful front end for structural equation modeling. Graphical displays of path diagrams, factor analysis and structural equation models are created using basic graphics. Some of the functions are written to support a book on psychometrics as well as publications in personality research. For more information, see the personality-project.org/r webpage.

Psychometric
Applied Psychometric Theory
License: GPL2+
Language: R

Contains functions useful for correlation theory, meta-analysis (validity-generalization), reliability, item analysis, inter-rater reliability, and classical utility

Psychotree
Recursive Partitioning Based on Psychometric Models
License: GPL2
Language: R

Recursive partitioning based on psychometric models, employing the general MOB algorithm (from package party). Currently, only Bradley-Terry trees are implemented.

Psyphy
Functions for analyzing psychophysical data in R
License: GPL
Language: R

An assortment of functions that could be useful in analyzing data from pyschophysical experiments. It includes functions for calculating d' from several different experimental designs, links for m-alternative forced-choice (mafc) data to be used with the binomial family in glm (and possibly other contexts) and self-Start functions for estimating gamma values for CRT screen calibrations.

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