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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 publication

DOI

10.3758/s13428-013-0422-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behav Res Methods

Publication Date

12/2014

Volume

46

Pages

913 - 921

Keywords

Acoustic Stimulation, Algorithms, Eye Movement Measurements, Humans, Photic Stimulation, Programming Languages, Research Design, Software, Software Design