Turning data into results
Optimus is a set of libraries designed to process behavioral data for use in statistical analysis packages. Think of it as the ultimate scriptable spreadsheet.
Currently, it’s geared towards processing files generated by E-Prime, but really works with anything that produces spreadsheet-like data.
We’re all set in RubyGems, so:
sudo gem install optimus-ep
should get you set up with Optimus and the required RParsec. I’ve developed and tested with Ruby 1.8.7, but suspect 1.9.x will work, too.
Right now, there’s one program recommended for general use:
Turns the text file written by E-Prime (or, really, any file we can read) into a tab-delimited file. It prints to stdout, and should be redirected if you want to save the output.
Usage: eprime2tabfile [options] INPUT_FILES -o, --outfile=OUTFILE The name of the file to create. If this isn't specified, print to the standard output. -c, --columns=COLUMN_FILE A tab-separated file containing the columns in the order you want your output. --filter-columns Write out only the columns in COLUMN_FILE. Requires the use of --columns -a, --add-filename-line Print the filename as the first line of your output, just like E-DataAid. -f, --force Continue processing even there are errors. -h, --help Print this message.
Coming very soon.
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Optimus: Libraries and utilities for interacting with E-Prime data files
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