FLXLab is a program for conducting computer-based experiments in
psychology and related fields. It can present stimuli in the form of
graphics, text, or sound, and can record responses to those stimuli,
either manual (i.e., pressing a key) or verbal.
FLXLab is currently available for the Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems.
For more information, follow one of the links on the left side of the page.
April 5 2011Version 2.5alpha released! This version fixes
problems with FLXLab running under Windows 7, as well as some minor
issues with playing sound files. For the time being, this version is
only supported for Windows, as it fixes Windows-specific problems.
If you are a Mac or Linux user, you can continue to use version 2.4.
February 12 2010Version 2.4 released! This version fully integrates Mac support, fixes a few bugs, adds a few small features, and provides better documentation for using fonts.
September 11 2009Initial Mac port of FLXLab released!
Finally, you can run FLXLab on a Mac, too. This port doesn't provide
support for playing or recording sounds (hopefully that will be added
in future releases), but otherwise it is a full-featured version of
the program. The port required a number of minor changes to the source
code and makefiles, so for now a separate source distribution is
available for the Mac version.
August 11 2009Version 2.3 released! This version provides several new features, fixes some bugs in the previous version, and includes a new demo
illustrating how you can do IAT (implicit association test) experiments. It
also includes documentation for writing your own modules, which is useful if
you want to be able to use FLXLab with a particular piece of specialized
hardware. Finally, some major portions of the base program have been
redesigned to make them simpler and provide a better foundation for improving the program.
October 10 2008Version 2.2 released! This version fixes a few bugs in version
2.1, adds a couple new features, and adds a couple new demos.
August 14 2008Version 2.1 released! This version introduces relatively few changes from the perspective of the user, other than a reorganization of the documentation. On the inside, however, it's a whole new program - major changes in the way fonts are supported, and the Windows version is now built using MinGW, which means that the gcc compiler is used for both Windows and Linux versions.
July 11 2008A new installer package for version 2.0 is now available for use with Windows Vista.
November 11 2007Version 2.0 released! Major new features include the ability to create custom dialog boxes, new commands for constructing and randomizing stimulus lists, and support for displaying JPG images.
July 21 2006Version 1.9 released! The most significant change is the ability to use almost any font installed on a system, rather than just the fonts distributed with FLXLab.
April 22 2005Version 1.7 released! The most significant change is support for joysticks and game controllers in the Windows version (this feature doesn't work in Linux yet).
April 5 2005Version 1.6 released! Major changes include the ability to create and edit scripts from the start screen, the introduction of counters, and an "If" construct for conditional execution of commands.
August 11 2004Version 1.0 released!
- March 15 2013
- I no longer have time to actively maintain or support
FLXLab. As of this date, FLXLab should still work for current versions of Windows, but the Linux and Mac versions may not work properly.