Assigning shapes from several lists to positions on circular array
Hi! I'm very new to any kind of programming at all, and I'm currently trying to create an visual search experiment on Open Sesame. I was wondering if I could get some help on how to best do this?
My experiment stimuli will consist of a circular visual search array with 6 positions on the circular array. I have 6 sets of shapes containing lists of shapes that each need to appear in a specific sequential order, but randomly in terms of location on the circular array. So for example, Set 1 of shapes will have to appear specifically in the order of ACBDFE with one shape appearing per trial, but on each trial, each one of the shapes will appear randomly at one of the locations on the circular array. The same thing has to happen for the other 5 sets of shapes, so that each trial will have one shape from each set, appearing at one of the six locations randomly. At the same time, the locations have to be counterbalanced across each shape set.
I've already calculated the x and y coordinates for each of the 6 positions, and I was initially hoping to be able to do this with the GUI, but I think some inline coding will be needed for this?