Platform-specific instructions: Linux

All Linux distributions

  1. Use your distribution’s package manager to install
  • Python or Python3
  • setuptools
  • pip or pip3
  • build-essential (or equivalent)
  • libffi-dev
  • python-dev or python3-dev
  • PortAudio
  • ffmpeg (for enhanced video support, optional)
  1. In a command line, run:

    sudo pip install -U pip
    sudo pip install -U expyriment[all]

    (Omit [all] to install without additional optional features; replace pip with pip3 when using Python 3)

For example, in Debian run:

sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip python3-setuptools build-essential libffi-dev python3-dev libportaudio2 ffmpeg
sudo pip3 install -U pip
sudo pip3 install -U expyriment[all]


Switch off desktop effects, when running an experiment

Several window managers nowadays come with a compositing engine to produce 3D desktop effects. To get accurate timing of the visual stimulus presentation it is important to switch off desktop effects in your window manager!