The complete installation provides the entire suite of E-Prime applications. The table below lists the applications included with the complete installation.
|Application||Use||Relevant Input File(s)|
|E-Studio||Creation or modification of experiment specifications, Generation of .ebs3 files||Experiment Specification (.es3)|
|E-Run||Stimulus presentation, Data collection, Demonstration||E-Basic Script (.ebs3)|
|E-Merge||Merging of data files||Data Files (.edat3, .emrg3)|
|E-DataAid||Examination, Analysis, Export, Regeneration of tables or analyses||Data Files (.edat3, .emrg3)|
Analysis Files (.anl)
|E-Recovery||Conversion of E-Run text files to .edat3 files||Text data files (.txt) generated by E-Run|
|Factor Table Wizard||Stimulus List creation||none|
|Codec Config||Configuration of codecs necessary to play movies||Movie and audio files|
|SoundTester||Determines machine compatibility with audio files||none|
|StartupInfo Editor||Creation or modification of StartupInfo files, used to load name/value pairs into the Context of an experiment||StartupInfo files (startupinfo)|
|Package File Editor||Creation or modification of package files, used to create reusable blocks of script in experiments||Package Files (.epk3)|
The custom installation provides the ability to choose which applications will be included or omitted during installation. Although used rarely, this installation option may be used to save space on the computer’s hard drive. For example, if developing an experiment is the only utility needed, then the E-Prime Development Environment is the best option. The E-Run option is equivalent to a Subject Station or Run-Time Only install, and the E-Prime Analysis and Data File Utilities option is ideal for just merging and analyzing data.
During installation, the installation program will prompt the user for the specific applications to be installed. Check all of the applications to be installed, and leave unwanted applications unchecked. The Description field lists the components included with a selected option. The amount of space required by an installation option and the amount of space available on the machine are displayed below the checklist.
Subject Station Installation
The E-Prime installation includes a Subject Station install requires a smaller footprint than the full installation. The Subject Station installation supplies only those applications needed to run experiments and collect data. This option does not permit the development of new programs, or the generation of .ebs3 files from Experiment Specification (.es3) files. The E-Run application does not require a hardware key during installation. The Subject Station installation may be installed on up to 25 machines in a lab in order to collect data from more than one participant at a time. Refer to the End User License Agreement (EULA) for additional information regarding the use of the Subject Station installation.
To install the Subject Station during installation, select the Subject Station Installation option. Repeat the Subject Station Installation process for all data collection machines. You will need to enter the serial number when launching
E-Run for the first time after installing the Subject Station Installation. It is highly recommended that the researcher run a program to test that the installation was completed successfully prior to attempting to run actual participants. The BasicRT.ebs3 file is included with the Subject Station installation for this purpose (...MyExperiments\Samples\BasicRT\BasicRT.ebs3).
Runtime Only Installation
A Runtime Only installation option is available by separately purchasing the Runtime Only option. This option is available for collecting data at a site other than where the full E-Prime 3.0 system is licensed (e.g., multi-site study). The Runtime Only will allow data collection by providing the E-Run application. Only SoundTester and CodecConfig3 will be included.
The Runtime Only installation does not require the hardware key for installation. Please be aware, that the serial number will need to be entered when E-Run is launched for the first time.
NOTE: All previous versions of the E-Prime 3.0 Runtime installation must be uninstalled by the user before installing a new version of the E-Prime 3.0 Runtime. A side by side multiple Subject Station can be set up with a Runtime Only installation.