Language Reference

The following is an exhaustive list of elements supported by the Inquisit scripting language. For help on attributes, properties, and the syntax for each element, click the element name below. You can also browse this list and additional language topics by selecting the "Contents" tab on the left and expanding the "Language Reference" node in the tree.

Stimuli

clock: Presents a timer or clock on the screen.
html: Selects and presents html content.
picture: Selects and presents graphics stimuli.
port: Selects and presents 8-bit codes through a serial or parallel port.
shape: Selects and presents rectangle, triangle, or circle stimuli.
sound: Selects and presents sound stimuli.
systembeep: Presents a beep using the internal system speaker.
text: Selects and presents text-based stimuli.
video: Selects and presents video stimuli.
xid: Selects and presents xid signals to Cedrus devices.
item: Defines the items in a stimulus set.

Trials and Tasks

trial: Presents stimulus sequences and measuring responses.
likert: Presents stimuli and gathers likert ratings.
openended: Presents stimuli and gathers openended responses.
surveypage : Presents a page of survey questions.
response: Defines a response procedure for use by expt, block or trial.

Block of Trials

block: Runs sequences of trials and presents instructions.
survey: Presents a sequence of survey pages.

Instructions

instruct: Controls instruction page browser.
page: Presents text as instruction page.
htmlpage: Presents html as instruction page.

Experiments

batch: Defines a batch element that runs a sequence of scripts.
expt: Runs sequences of blocks and presents instructions.
include: List of other script files to parse along with the current script.

Data Recording

data: Defines how data is recorded to file.
summarydata: Defines how a single line of summary data is recorded to file.
monkey: Defines performance characteristics for the Inquisit test monkey.

Surveys

survey: Presents a sequence of survey pages.
surveypage : Presents a page of survey questions.
caption: Presents a survey item consisting of only a caption.
checkboxes: Presents a checkbox survey item.
dropdown: Presents a dropdown list survey item of mutually exclusive response options.
image: Presents a survey item consisting only of a image and optional caption.
listbox: Presents a listbox survey item of mutually exclusive response options.
radiobuttons: Presents a radiobutton survey item of mutually exclusive response options.
slider: Presents a slider survey item for selection of a response along a continuum.
textbox: Presents a textbox survey item for text entry.

Selection and Randomization

list: A list data structure for storing and selecting arbitrary items.
counter: Deprecated list structure for storing and selecting arbitrary items.

Values and Expressions

values: Stores values that can be retrieved and updated throughout the experiment.
expressions: Stores expressions that can be used throughout the experiment.

Implicit Elements

script: Exposes properties representing the script and data collection session.
display: Exposes properties of the graphics display system.
computer: Exposes properties of the computer.
inquisit: Exposes properties of the currently running instance of Inquisit.
joystick: Exposes properties indicating the current state of a DirectX-compliant joystick. (Windows only)
mouse: Exposes properties indicating the current state of the mouse.

Eye Tracking

eyetracker: Core functionality for interacting with eye trackers.
eyetracker (tobii): Tobii-specific extentions of eyetracker element for use with Tobii eye tracking systems.

Other Elements

defaults: Sets default values for key attributes of elements.