Pygaze dummy mode not working (even with code from the book)
Whenever I try to test things out in dummy mode--even when I try using code straight from the pygaze creator's book--I get this error:
Exception: Error in libeyelink.libeyelink.__init__(): Failed to connect to the tracker!
I've tried just about every permutation of DUMMYMODE=True, TRACKERTYPE="dummy", and TRACKERTYPE="dumbdummy". I've tried setting trackertype to Tobii with dummymode=True. And yet it always seems to try to call eyelink. I've tried looking through the pygaze documentation in case the functions need updating (since the book is from 2016), but I haven't found anything.
By the way, I'm doing this using psychopy coder as my shell (haven't tried using builder at all). All the other code from the book has worked great within psychopy.
Please let me know if me posting the whole traceback would be helpful--its long. As for what I'm trying to do with my own experiment, I'm trying to test a saccade-contingent paradigm with my cursor. But of course the first step is to getting it to run in dummymode at all.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Here's the full code I have (copied straight from the book):
import os # The DISPTYPE can be either ‘pygame’ or ‘psychopy’ DISPTYPE = 'pygame' # The DISPSIZE should match your monitor’s resolution! DISPSIZE = (1920, 1080) # Set the TRACKERTYPE to the brand you use TRACKERTYPE = 'dummy' # DUMMYMODE should be True if no tracker is attached DUMMYMODE = True # Foreground colour set to white FGC = (255, 255, 255) # Background colour set to black BGC = (0, 0, 0) # Fixation mark time (milliseconds) FIXTIME = 2000 # Image time (milliseconds) IMGTIME = 10000 # Get the path to the current folder DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)) # Get the path to the image folder IMGDIR = os.path.join(DIR, 'images') # Get a list of all image names IMGNAMES = os.listdir(IMGDIR) # Sort IMGNAMES in alphabetical order IMGNAMES.sort()
import os from constants import * from pygaze.display import Display from pygaze.screen import Screen from pygaze.keyboard import Keyboard from pygaze.eyetracker import EyeTracker import pygaze.libtime as timer # Initialise a Display to interact with the monitor disp = Display() # Initialise a Keyboard to collect key presses kb = Keyboard(keylist=None, timeout=None) # Create a Screen for the image task instructions inscr = Screen() inscr.draw_text(text='Please look at the images. \n\n(Press any key to begin)', fontsize=24) # Create a Screen with a central fixation cross fixscr = Screen() fixscr.draw_fixation(fixtype='cross', diameter=8) # Create a Screen to draw images on later imgscr = Screen() # Initialise a new EyeTracker tracker = EyeTracker(disp) # Calibrate the eye tracker tracker.calibrate() # Feed the instructions to the Display disp.fill(inscr) # Show the instructions disp.show() # Wait until the participant presses any key # (Allowing them to read the instructions at their own pace) kb.get_key() # Loop through all image names for imgname in IMGNAMES: # Construct the path to the image imgpath = os.path.join(IMGDIR, imgname) # Draw the image on imgscr # (clear imgscr first, to be sure it’s clean) imgscr.clear() imgscr.draw_image(imgpath) # Start recording gaze data tracker.start_recording() # Display a status message on the EyeLink computer # (EyeLink only; doesn’t do anything for other brands) tracker.status_msg(‘Trial with %s image’ % (imgname)) # Log trial start tracker.log('TRIALSTART') # Feed the fixation Screen to the Display disp.fill(fixscr) # Update the monitor to show the fixation mark disp.show() # Log the fixation onset to the gaze data file tracker.log('fixation_onset') # Wait for the right duration timer.pause(FIXTIME) # Feed the image Screen to the Display disp.fill(imgscr) # Update the monitor to show the image disp.show() # Log the image onset to the gaze data file # Include the image name in the message! tracker.log('image_onset, imgname=%s' % (imgname)) # Wait for the right duration timer.pause(IMGTIME) # Clear the Display disp.fill() # Update the monitor to show a blank screen disp.show() # Log the image offset tracker.log('image_offset') # Log the end of the trial tracker.log('TRIALEND') # Pause recording tracker.stop_recording() # Clear the instructions Screen inscr.clear() # Write a new message inscr.draw_text(text='All done!', fontsize=24) # Feed the new message to the Display disp.fill(inscr) # Show the message disp.show() # Wait until the participant presses any key # (Allowing them to read at their own pace) kb.get_key() # Close the connection to the eye tracker # (This will also close the log file!) tracker.close() # Close the Display disp.close()