I was wondering if there is a way to avoid printing useless values in the result sheet. For example, my result sheet reports the even time twice for each item (one indicating the time at which the trial is presented and one indicating the time at which the trial stops being presented). This information is not strictly relevant for the purposes of the experiment (it’s a rating/acceptability experiment), so I was wondering if there is any way to avoid some clutter in the result sheet, e.g., by selecting the values to include in the result sheet. Is that just the way PennController logs the Text element after printing it?
This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by robpetrosino.
Options to customize the results file are limited at the moment—I’ll look into improving that
The _Trial_,Start and _Trial_,End lines are automatically included by PennController: they help you get a sense of the experiment’s timeline. This way you could tell whether, say, a participant’s computer was being very slow.
Text elements, like any PennController element, only add a line to the results file if you use the command .setting.log on them.
What you can do, in absence of an option to prevent the _Trial_ lines from logging, is filter your results file with your spreadsheet (you can use a filter like “Column Parameter does not contain _Trial_”) or you can parse it using a script to output a new file containing only the lines you are interested in.