psychopy.iohub Specific Requirements

Computer Specifications

The design / requirements of your experiment itself can obviously influence what the minimum computer specification should be to provide good timing / performance.

The dual process design when running using psychopy.iohub also influences the minimum suggested specifications as follows:

  • Intel i5 or i7 CPU. A minimum of two CPU cores is needed.

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • Windows 7 +, OS X 10.7.5 +, or Linux Kernel 2.6 +

Please see the Recommended hardware section for further information that applies to PsychoPy in general.

Usage Considerations

When using psychopy.iohub, the following constrains should be noted:

  1. The pyglet graphics backend must be used; pygame is not supported.

  2. ioHub devices that report position data use the unit type defined by the PsychoPy Window. However, position data is reported using the full screen area and size the window was created in. Therefore, for accurate window position reporting, the PsychoPy window must be made full screen.

  3. On macOS, Assistive Device support must be enabled when using psychopy.iohub. * For OS X 10.7 - 10.8.5, instructions can be found

    • For OS X 10.9 +, the program being used to start your experiment script must be specifically authorized. Example instructions on authorizing an OS X 10.9 + app can be viewed here.


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