psychTestR is an R package for creating behavioural experiment interfaces. To learn more about psychTestR, visit the following resources:
- Overview paper in the Journal of Open Source Software
- Introductory tutorial
- Other vignettes under the 'Articles' tab
- Function-level documentation
- Guide to creating a server for online R experiments using psychTestR (Anthony Chmiel)
- Video tutorial (2 hours, for beginners, by Anthony Chmiel)
If you don't have R installed, download and install it first.
We recommend also installing RStudio, a popular integrated development environment for R.
Then open R and install psychTestR:
For a quick test of psychTestR functionality, visit Simple demo.
You can cite psychTestR as follows:
Harrison, Peter M. C. (2020). psychTestR: An R package for designing and conducting behavioural psychological experiments. Journal of Open Source Software. https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.02088
The psychTestR source code is also permanently archived
on Zenodo. You can find this permanent archive at the following DOI:
This DOI will always point to the latest release of
but you can also find version-specific DOIs on the Zenodo page.
You might also want to mention the particular version of the package you used. To check the installed version, you can run the following code in your R console:
The psychTestR documentation website answers many common questions about psychTestR usage. Further questions are welcomed via the GitHub issue tracker. This issue tracker is also the place to report issues or software problems. We welcome software contributions in the form of GitHub pull requests; if you are thinking of making a contribution, consider first beginning a discussion on the issue tracker so that we can discuss implementation details.