PyGaze: An open-source, cross-platform toolbox for minimal-effort programming of eyetracking experiments

Edwin S. Dalmaijer*, Sebastiaan Mathot, Stefan Van der Stigchel

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Abstract

The PyGaze toolbox is an open-source software package for Python, a high-level programming language. It is designed for creating eyetracking experiments in Python syntax with the least possible effort, and it offers programming ease and script readability without constraining functionality and flexibility. PyGaze can be used for visual and auditory stimulus presentation; for response collection via keyboard, mouse, joystick, and other external hardware; and for the online detection of eye movements using a custom algorithm. A wide range of eyetrackers of different brands (EyeLink, SMI, and Tobii systems) are supported. The novelty of PyGaze lies in providing an easy-to-use layer on top of the many different software libraries that are required for implementing eyetracking experiments. Essentially, PyGaze is a software bridge for eyetracking research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-921
Number of pages9
JournalBehavior Research Methods
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eyetracking
  • Open-source
  • Software
  • Python
  • PsychoPy
  • Gaze contingency
  • PSYCHOPHYSICS TOOLBOX
  • EYE TRACKING
  • SOFTWARE
  • PYTHON

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