Directly related to Psychtoolbox-3
GNU Octave, a Matlab alternative
- Latest Octave packages for Ubuntu Linux
- The current status of Octave as of 2012
- Introduction to Octave as of 2012
- More Octave presentations from OctConf 2012
Other Software Packages
Visual stimulus presentation software:
- PyEPL - Run experiments from Python (Mac OS/X, Linux)
- PsychoPy - Run experiments from Python (Windows, Mac OS/X)
- Vision Egg - Run experiments from Python (Windows, Mac OS/X, Linux)
- Cogent - Run experiments from Matlab (Windows, MATLAB-based and standalone versions)
- PsyExTool - Psychophysical experiments from Matlab with GUI control
- mgl - Matlab interface to OpenGL functions
Toolkits for auditory experiments:
- MLP - Toolbox that enables to estimation of auditory thresholds via the maximum likelihood procedure studied by David Green (JASA, 1990, 1993)
Toolkits for Psychometric function fitting and other data analysis:
- Psignifit - Fit psychometric data in MATLAB.
- Palamedes – Psychometric function fitting and other data analysis in MATLAB.
- EEGLab - Matlab toolbox for processing continuous and event-related EEG, MEG and other electrophysiological data.
Toolkits for colorimetric calculations:
Toolkits for controlling special hardware:
- Optotrak toolbox - Control Optotrak motion tracker from Matlab.
- HaptikLibrary - GPL toolkit for control of various popular haptic devices from within Matlab, C or C++ under Windows and Linux
Device drivers and diagnostic tools:
- Website with special drivers for use with NVidia graphics cards on Laptops.
- GPUCapsViewer graphics card diagnostic utility for WindowsXP and Vista.
Interesting Technical Documentation on the Web
Sound under Linux:
- A blog with information about solving sound problems on Linux and things related to sound.
- ALSA Linux sound system homepage
- Matrix of supported sound hardware
Graphics card technology:
- PyMol-Wiki page on different options and setup tips for 3D display hardware - Also applies to Psychtoolbox
Hardware tests (graphics and other) and technical articles about hardware
This whitepaper from ATI covers the video output capabilities of their current graphics cards. It explains their 10 bit framebuffers and DACs, gamma- and color-correction, video scalers and support for different display devices. This is supported on MS-Windows and Linux with some of their pro hardware, and on Linux and Mac OS/X on some consumer graphics cards via special Psychtoolbox functions (see section
Interesting articles about modern flat panel technology - and probably a good explanation why you should not use them for well controlled stimulus presentation, especially not for motion stimuli.