With 10 years experience, my primary language throughout my academic career has been MATLAB (and PsychToolBox), both for coding experiments and analyses.
I have also coded occasional experiments in E-Prime and Python.
For analysis, in addition to MATLAB and associated toolboxes, I have used R (RStudio), JASP, SPSS (urgh), and fMRI-specific processing and modelling software (BrainVoyager, SPM, FreeSurfer, SamSrf, and some AFNI).
The main take-away from this is that I have become very good at picking up new coding languages!
Data and Pet Projects
- Data for my published papers can be found on my OSF site.
- It isn’t Christmas without presents (patently false), so I coded up this Secret Santa generator to help randomly allocate people!
- While living in Ohio, I loved sitting watching it snow. It was so peaceful and silent – and I coded up this 3D random dot field so I didn’t miss it in my window-less lab!
- Matrix (coming soon…)
- JASP – If you’ve ever used SPSS, switch to JASP immediately! It is a beautifully simple and easy-to-use piece of open software (yay!) that does ANOVAs and regression analyses. The output is very easy to understand, and it also has really nice graphs and is super easy to export the output to include in reports!
BONUS: it even has Bayesian versions of these analyses!
- On the note of Bayesian analyses, here are some great websites that help with interpretation:
- OSF – The Open Science Framework for sharing data and preprints
- Arxiv – An open pre-print article archive
- OpenfMRI – Open fMRI datasets
- HCP – The Human Connectome Project
- Gramm – For beautiful plots in MATLAB
- Code Academy – A great resource for new coding languages, and where I learnt Python