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E-Prime® 2.0 Overview


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E-Prime® is a suite of applications to fulfill all of your computerized experiment needs. Used by more than 15,000 professionals in the research community, E-Prime® provides a truly easy-to-use environment for computerized experiment design, data collection, and analysis. E-Prime® provides millisecond precision timing to ensure the accuracy of your data. E-Prime's flexibility to create simple to complex experiments is ideal for both novice and advanced users.


The E-Prime® suite of applications includes:


  • E-Studio - Drag and drop graphical interface for experiment design.
  • E-Basic - Underlying scripting language of E-Prime (nearly identical to Visual Basic for Applications™).
  • E-Run - Once experiment design is complete, a single mouse click generates it into an E-Basic script. E-Run then affords you the millisecond precision of stimulus presentation, synchronizations, and data collection.
  • E-Merge - Quickly and easily combines your single session data files for group analysis.
  • E-DataAid - Data management utility that allows you to filter, edit, analyze, and export your data.
  • E-Recovery - Recovers data files in the event of early terminated experiments, or lost or corrupted files.


New with version 2.0


  • Enhanced graphical interface
  • Ability to play digital movies as stimuli (MPEG, AVI, WMV)
  • Copy & paste objects between experiments
  • Digital recording of participant vocalizations
  • Increased display speed for bitmap transfers
  • Support for additional image formats
  • Support for presentation of stimuli on multiple video displays
  • Display stimuli on any attached monitor
  • Improved audio support
  • Support for UNICODE and international fonts
  • Support for new devices (Joystick, Parallel Port Device, Network Socket Device)
  • Expanded support for larger scripts
  • Improved documentation and indexing of online Help
  • A comprehensive scripting language
  • Professional version available with additional capabilities


E-Prime® is intended for research use only.


E-Prime® 2.0 Components


The E-Prime® suite of applications includes:


E-Prime Components E-Studio


The graphical interface makes creating experiments as easy as dragging and dropping objects onto procedural time lines! An experiment is comprised of a series of E-Objects. Each E-Object has a set of specific properties. The properties determine the behavior of each object. Click here to view the E-Studio interface.


Available E-Objects include:

Procedure Acts as a timeline for events within the experiment.
TextDisplay Allows presentation of a full screen of text.
ImageDisplay Allows presentation of images in multiple formats (*.bmp, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *gif, *.png, *.tif, *.tiff, *.emf, *.wmf).
MovieDisplay Allows presentation of movies in multiple formats (*.mpeg, *.avi, *.wmv).
Slide Allows presentation of a combination of text, images, movies and/or sound, as well as the recording of audio (SoundIn).
List Contains all independent variables, attributes, and stimuli as well as controls sampling.
SoundOut Allows presentation of sound files in multiple formats (including *.mp3 and *.wma).
SoundIn Allows the recording of audio.
FeedbackDisplay Allows automatic visual and/or audio feedback to be presented at the end of a procedure.
InLine Allows advanced experiment control through inserting user-written E-Basic.



E-Prime Components E-Basic


Nearly identical to Visual Basic for Applications™, E-Basic is the underlying scripting language of E-Prime. The graphical representations of experiments prepared in E-Studio are automatically compiled into a complete E-Basic script with a single mouse click. Furthermore, E-Studio offers access to E-Basic. This is particularly useful if your experiment requires a non-standard operation which is not specifically addressed in the graphical interface. Just as E-Objects are graphical representations of the most common experiment operations, an InLine object allows you to insert a piece of your own custom script within the graphical representation of the experiment.



E-Prime Components E-Run


Once your experiment is specified within E-Studio, a single mouse click compiles the experiment into an E-Basic script. This is all the code necessary to run your experiment. Once your experiment is compiled, E-Run affords you the millisecond precision of stimulus presentation, synchronizations and data collection.



E-Prime Components E-Merge


This application allows you to quickly and easily combine your single session data files into multi-session data files. E-Merge also keeps a history on each data file. This is particularly useful in order to determine which files have been merged along with the date and location of each data file. View the E-Merge Interface.



E-Prime Components E-DataAid


This application is a data management utility specific to E-Prime. It features data security options as well as the ability to filter, edit and export data to external statistical packages. View the E-DataAid Interface.



E-Prime Components E-Recovery


This application allows you to select an incomplete E-Run text file and convert it into an E-Prime data file. This is useful in cases where the experiment is unexpectedly terminated.



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E-Prime® 2.0 Professional


E-Prime Professional


The optimal selection for your experiment generation needs. E-Prime® 2.0 Professional adds the necessary tools to take your experiment to the next level. Advantages in choosing E-Prime® 2.0 Professional include the ability to play multiple movies at once, present stimuli on multiple monitors simultaneously, record longer subject vocalizations, and benefit from the extended period of web support and updates.


Create more sophisticated designs with the enhanced capabilities of E-Prime 2.0 Professional!


  • Easier interfacing with external devices
  • Tools for faster debugging
  • Utilities for experiment and subject control
  • Expanded options for presentation modalities
  • User-friendly package file support
  • Expanded range of stimulus options
  • Greater control with script to generate more sophisticated designs
  • Improved options for network or ghosting installations


Purchase E-Prime 2.0 Professional

E-Prime® 2.0 Standard


E-Prime Standard


E-Prime® 2.0 Standard fulfills your basic experiment design and analysis needs. From experiment generation and millisecond precision data collection through data handling and processing, E-Prime is the most powerful and flexible stimulus presentation software available. With E-Prime's user-friendly graphical interface, you can design a task, collect data, and perform an analysis - all within a few hours!


Purchase E-Prime 2.0 Standard

E-Prime® 2.0 Features


Feature Standard Professional
Experiment Presentation
Displays image formats *.bmp, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *gif, *.png, *.tif, *.tiff, *.emf, *.wmf E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Play movies in MPEG, AVI, or WMV formats E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Play multiple movies simultaneously on critical timing trials   E-Prime Features
Play several different audio formats, including MP3 and WMA E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Play audio files longer than 100 seconds (compared to E-Prime 1.x) E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Present non-English stimuli using UNICODE-based fonts E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Use multiple monitor displays   E-Prime Features
Select a monitor on which to display the entire experiment E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Select a monitor on which to display each Toolbox or Canvas object   E-Prime Features
Record subject vocalizations using the SoundIn object E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Record subject vocalizations 10 seconds or longer   E-Prime Features
User Support
Access web support, free minor updates, and service packs for 1 year E-Prime Features  
Access web support, free minor updates, and service packs for 3 years   E-Prime Features
Access the updated E-Basic Help E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Experiment Design
Select from a dropdown of choices (ScriptSense™) for property, method, and data types after typing a period "." in an InLine object or user script (similar to IntelliSense™ in Microsoft environments)   E-Prime Features
View Property Tooltips when hovering over items in Structure view   E-Prime Features
Add Certified package files (from PST and industrial partners) to an experiment E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Add user-authored package files to an experiment   E-Prime Features
Specify settings (e.g. screen resolution, subject number) in .startupInfo file using the StartupInfo editor to allow for dynamic processing of experiment without the need to regenerate or edit experiment file   E-Prime Features
Select from a dropdown of choices for attributes (AttribSense™) after opening a square bracket "[" in a TextDisplay or SlideText or using c.GetAttrib in an InLine object (similar to IntelliSense™ in Microsoft environments)   E-Prime Features
Specify properties to be based on a scheme value (e.g. all TextDisplay and SlideText objects should use Arial font)   E-Prime Features
Search and replace properties on objects with one value for another (e.g. change all BackColor values to black)   E-Prime Features
Access the Experiment Design Advisor to assist with common design errors   E-Prime Features
Ability to change background color/customize startup info screen E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Load and transfer external values into experiment via StartupInfo   E-Prime Features
Create user PackageFiles using the PackageFile editor   E-Prime Features
Name and Tag properties on all E-Object property pages E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Ability to copy/paste Objects in E-Studio E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Ability to copy or clone SlideStates E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Current line bookmarked for compile and runtime errors E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Ability to use Shift+Delete to remove Objects from Structure E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Ability to specify location path for data file E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Double click E-Run files to start automatically E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
E-Merge can filter by file extension E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Multiple experiments can be open at same time E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
AutoUpdate checks web and prompts when updates are available E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
E-Studio makes backup copy of experiment file E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Interfacing with External Devices
Use serial port device in an experiment E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Use multiple serial port devices per experiment   E-Prime Features
Use parallel port device in an experiment E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Use multiple parallel port devices per experiment   E-Prime Features
Communicate with a network socket device (Ethernet) E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Use multiple network socket devices per experiment   E-Prime Features
Communicate with a joystick device using X/Y coordinates and 4 response buttons E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Use multiple joystick devices per experiment with input mask ability, X/Y coordinates, 8 response buttons, 2 slider controls, and 2 point-of-view controls   E-Prime Features
Specify a device to use at Onset/Offset time of an object and specify the duration (in milliseconds) of a corresponding signal pulse   E-Prime Features
Installation Options
Connect one hardware key to a network to allow the specified number of seats to simultaneously access E-Studio (Network License)   E-Prime Features
Configure and push out E-Prime installations using .msi file and msiexec   E-Prime Features
Configure installation settings such as AutoUpdate prompts and silent registration/setup   E-Prime Features
Use network management applications such as SMS and GPO   E-Prime Features
Subject station installation option E-Prime Features E-Prime Features
Supports MSIEXEC /qn and /qb silent installation options   E-Prime Features
Version 2.0 can exist on same machine as version 1.x E-Prime Features E-Prime Features

* PST reserves the right to change the intended feature set for E-Prime 2.0 Standard and E-Prime 2.0 Professional at any time.

* Critical trial movie playback dependent on ability of machine specifications.

E-Prime® 2.0 Requirements


E-Prime® 2.0 SP1 is compatible with PCs running:

  • Windows® 8 32 and 64-bit
  • Windows® 7 SP1 32 and 64-bit
  • Windows® Vista SP1 32 and 64-bit
  • Windows® XP SP3 32-bit


Minimum Recommended
  • Pentium Dual-Core or Multi-Core Processor 2GHz or higher
  • 1024MB RAM
  • DirectX™ video card***
  • USB Port
  • Pentium i7 Processor 2GHz or higher
  • 2048MB RAM or higher
  • DirectX™ 11 video card with 128MB RAM or higher
  • Sound hardware as recommended*
  • CD-ROM
  • USB Port
  • Serial Port**
  • Internet Connection


* Please see sound timing recommendations in article 1307 of the E-Prime Knowledge Base.

 

** Recommended hardware add-on: Serial Response Box. USB-to-Serial conversion cable may be used to receive serial data. Please see article 1835 in the E-Prime Knowledge Base for more details.

 

*** DirectX 11 Hardware Acceleration required for Windows 8.

 

Please use Recommended hardware requirements for millisecond accurate timing while playing movies.

E-Prime® 2.0 FAQ



Q. How do I get a copy of E-Prime 2.0?

A. We are currently accepting orders for E-Prime 2.0 Standard and E-Prime 2.0 Professional. View the Pricing tab for E-Prime pricing and licensing information. Orders will be shipped within 90 days after receipt of order. Your shipment will include the Getting Started Guide, CD and hardware key. Documentation will be included on the CD.


Q. What is the latest available version of E-Prime 2.0?

A. The latest version of E-Prime 2.0 is 2.0.10.353. This version number represents the E-Prime 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) release. The SP1 update can be downloaded here. Information on the changes from the Production Release (2.0.10.242) to SP1 (2.0.10.353) can be found here.


Q. What features are included in the final release of E-Prime 2.0?

A. E-Prime 2.0 Features Include (See also: Features tab):


  • Enhanced graphical interface
  • Ability to play movies (MPEG, AVI, WMV)
  • Copy & Paste objects between experiments
  • Digital recording of subject vocalizations
  • Increased display speed for bitmap transfers
  • Support for additional image formats (JPEG, PNG, etc.)
  • Improved options for network or ghosting installations
  • Support for presentation of stimuli on multiple video displays
  • Improved audio support (additional formats, increased length)
  • Support for UNICODE and international fonts
  • Support for new devices (Joystick, Parallel Port Device, Network Socket Device)
  • Enhanced support for larger scripts
  • Improved documentation and indexing of online Help
  • Professional version with enhanced capabilities


Q. Are E-Prime 1.x experiments compatible in E-Prime 2.0?

A. Yes. Experiments created using E-Prime 1.x will upgrade to E-Prime 2.0 without error or significant modifications. When an experiment is upgraded to E-Prime 2.0, it receives a new extension (.es2), and preserves the original E-Prime 1.x file so that you can continue to access the original (.es file) using E-Prime 1.x. Experiments upgraded to or created from scratch using E-Prime 2.0 (.es2 or ebs2 files) cannot be accessed or run using E-Prime 1.x.


Q. Can I install E-Prime 2.0 if I currently have E-Prime 1.x installed?

A. Yes. E-Prime 2.0 will support what is known as a "side-by-side" installation where both E-Prime 1.x and E-Prime 2.0 can be on the system at the same time. Experiment files can easily be upgraded from E-Prime 1.x to E-Prime 2.0. Files converted to the E-Prime 2.0 format or created from scratch using E-Prime 2.0 (.es2 or .ebs2 files) cannot be accessed or run using the E-Prime 1.x system.


Q. Can I continue to run my E-Prime 1.x experiments if I upgrade to E-Prime 2.0?

A. Yes. E-Prime 1.x and E-Prime 2.0 are separate systems. When experiment files are upgraded from E-Prime 1.x to E-Prime 2.0, the original experiment file is preserved with the .es extension, and the upgraded file receives a new extension (.es2). You may continue to run the original (.es) experiment file using your E-Prime 1.x system, or you can run the upgraded experiment file (.es2) with E-Prime 2.0. Files converted to the E-Prime 2.0 format or created from scratch using E-Prime 2.0 (.es2 or .ebs2 files) cannot be accessed or run using the E-Prime 1.x system.


Q. Can I share my E-Prime 2.0 experiments with my colleagues/collaborators?

A. Yes, if your colleagues are also running E-Prime 2.0. Files converted to the E-Prime 2.0 format or created from scratch using E-Prime 2.0 (.es2 or .ebs2 files) cannot be accessed or run using the E-Prime 1.x system. Please contact PST for information pertaining to our E-Prime Run-Time license as a low-cost solution for collaborators who have not yet upgraded to E-Prime 2.0.

Note: E-Prime 2.0 Professional experiments can be run with E-Run 2.0 but cannot be opened in E-Prime 2.0 Standard


Q. How do I find my serial number?

A. You may locate your serial number in the About box in the Help menu in E-Studio.


Q. What timing considerations are in effect for E-Prime 2.0?

A. Please keep posted to our E-Prime timing information page for both E-Prime 1.x and E-Prime 2.0 timing information.


Q. Why choose a Network License?

A. The E-Prime 2.0 Professional Network system is identical to the E-Prime 2.0 Professional Single User system in regards to its capabilities and features. However, the network license offers lab administrators and IT personnel more efficient and centralized control of their E-Prime software license by supporting the 'ghosting' of lab machines from a single software image. This process will allow sites to recognize significant cost and time savings when imaging, deploying, migrating, and managing systems.


E-Prime® 2.0 Pricing


E-Prime is available for purchase through our online store. E-Prime licenses never expire.


New Single License Options

Price in US Dollars*

E-Prime 2.0 Professional Quantity discounts for 5 or more

$995

E-Prime 2.0 Standard Quantity discounts for 5 or more

$795

New Network License Options

Price in US Dollars

E-Prime 2.0 Professional Network License (10 seat minimum) Quantity discounts for 15 or more.

$796 per concurrent seat

Data Collection Options

Price in US Dollars

E-Prime 2.0 Run-Time License

$125

Upgrades**

Price in US Dollars

E-Prime 2.0 Professional

$595

E-Prime 2.0 Standard

$495

Multi-Pack to Network License

Contact us for a quote

Site License to Network License


License Description

Single User License - grants permission to use E-Prime to develop experiments and analyze data on a single computer at a time. Up to twenty-five (25) machines within the licensee's lab may be used to collect data simultaneously. Quantity discounts when ordering 5 or more.

E-Prime 2.0 Standard or
E-Prime 2.0 Professional

Network License - grants the permission to use E-Prime on a number of concurrent seats (minimum of 10) when connected to their network. The total number of people who can use E-Prime simultaneously will equal the number of seats purchased. Quantity discounts when ordering 15 or more seats.

E-Prime 2.0
Professional Only

Run-Time License - permits data collection on up to 100 machines outside of the site possessing the full development license. For sites wishing to collect data at a remote site (i.e., a site other than the one purchasing the development license).

 


*All prices are provided in US funds. Prices do not include the cost of shipping and handling and are subject to change without notice.

**Requires previous purchase of a full E-Prime system.

E-Prime® 2.0 Support


E-Prime support is provided through the PST Product Service and Support site. The PST Product Service and Support site provides the latest product updates, Knowledge Base section, Samples, Downloads, and a User Forum to communicate with other E-Prime users and the PST support representatives. Additional FAQs are also provided in the E-Prime product pages.


Support Plan

Free

Silver

Gold

E-Prime 2.0 Professional

 

Free/
3 Years

$145/
1 Year
E-Prime 2.0 Standard   Free/
1 Year
$145/
1 Year
Other E-Prime Products  

Free/
1 Year

$145/
1 Year
Renewal/Additional   $35/
1 Year
$195/
1 Year

Plan Details

Access to Knowledge Base Included Included Included
Access to Samples and Documentation Included Included Included
User Forum Included Included Included
Bug Fixes and Service Packs Included Included Included
Minor Updates   Included Included
Number of Support Accounts N/A 2 5
Support Access via Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter Installation Issues Only Included Included
Support Access via Phone** Installation Issues Only Installation Issues Only 3 Incidents
Response Time Guaranteed <1 Business Day     Included
Live Chat with Technical Consultant     Included
Remote Access     Included
1 Free Seat for a Basic E-Prime Webinar*   Included Included
1 Free Seat for All Webinars*     Included

*Promo codes will be delivered with your order and must be redeemed within one year.

**Phone support is English only. Available 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST Monday - Friday.


Click here to go to the Product Service and Support site.


Users are also encouraged to use the PST User Forum (a free service provided by PST for end users) to share information about any of PST's products.


In addition, an independent discussion list has been set up for E-Prime users (http://groups.google.com/group/e-prime/). Although this service is not run or moderated by PST, we wanted to inform you of its existence. We encourage you to participate in either or both forums as a means to share information about E-Prime and obtain assistance from a growing and experienced group of E-Prime users.


An archive of past discussions is maintained by Anthony Aristar's Linguist List system http://listserv.linguistlist.org/archives/eprime.html.

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